Confirmatory factor analysis of perceived risk factors for crowd safety in large buildings

Mohammed Alkhadim, Kassim Gidado, Noel Painting

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Abstract

In large buildings or spaces used for large events, crowd safety is one of the most important concerns for facilities management. In the past decades, there have been crowd disasters in venues such as sport stadiums, concert halls, and at religious events the world over. The user of such facilities during mass gatherings can be exposed to health and safety risk, which can be mitigated by using effective risk management as a component of facilities management. A lot of emphasis is given to objective safety, but research has shown that the user’s perceived (subjective) safety is also an important factor that cannot be overlooked. This research has identified the crowds’ perceived risk factors for a selected large space facility. The paper applied confirmatory factor analysis to test the theoretical pattern of the variables loading on a developed construct to show how well these factors match reality. Twelve perceived risk factors to crowd safety have been verified.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Product Management (EPPM 2017)
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319741239
ISBN (Print)9743319741222
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2018
Event8th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Product Management (EPPM 2017) - Jordan, 20-22 Sep 2017
Duration: 15 Mar 2018 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Product Management (EPPM 2017)
Period15/03/18 → …

Bibliographical note

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74123-9_1

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