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Document ID (ISN)108310
CIS number 08-920
Year 2006
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 475
Author(s) Eaton P., Healey M.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The development of a 'female' form manikin as part of a test facility to assess the fire protection afforded by personal protective equipment
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. viii, 44p. Illus.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr475.pdf [in English]
Abstract The concept of using heat sensing mannequins to assess the protection against flashover fires provided by clothing is increasingly recognized. However, the United Kingdom Fire Service was concerned that because the test facilities only used a "male" form of mannequin, it was not possible to assess clothing for female firefighters. The aim of this project was to develop and commission a "female" form fire test mannequin, the intention being that this facility would feature mannequins of both sexes, enabling a direct comparison of the performance of heat and flame protective clothing intended for male and female personnel.
Descriptors (primary) test laboratories; fire resistant fabrics; women; heat protective clothing
Descriptors (secondary) fire fighting; United Kingdom; report; body mechanics; fire resistance testing; sex-linked differences; anthropometry
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Ergonomics and work organization
Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing