|Document ID (ISN)||108310|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report 475
||Eaton P., Healey M.
Health and Safety Executive
||The development of a 'female' form manikin as part of a test facility to assess the fire protection afforded by personal protective equipment
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. viii, 44p. Illus.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr475.pdf [in English]
||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.
||test laboratories; fire resistant fabrics; women; heat protective clothing
||fire fighting; United Kingdom; report; body mechanics; fire resistance testing; sex-linked differences; anthropometry
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Fire and explosions
Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards