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Off-piste skiers risk perception and the effects on behaviour and risk management

Björk, Christian (2007) In LUTVDG/TVBB--5231--SE VBR920
Division of Fire Safety Engineering
Risk Management and Safety Engineering (M.Sc.Eng.)
Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety
Abstract
The purpose of this master thesis was to provide reliable information to improve off-piste skiers’ knowledge, behaviour and risk management. This since research concerning human factors in the field of avalanches traditionally had been paid little attention. A literature review covering avalanche, traffic and risk literature and two surveys which gathered approximately 2000 responses were conducted. That led to conclusions like how skiers propensity to take risk increased with the use of rescue equipment, the avalanche danger scale was perceived differently, etc. Based on the conclusions a number of recommendations which could be used to improve off-piste skiers’ knowledge, behaviour and risk management were suggested.
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author
Björk, Christian
supervisor
organization
course
VBR920
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Avalanche, risk, risk perception, risk management, heuristics, human factors.
publication/series
LUTVDG/TVBB--5231--SE
report number
5231
ISSN
1402-3504
language
English
id
1689002
date added to LUP
2011-01-20 16:49:29
date last changed
2014-03-10 10:40:34
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this master thesis was to provide reliable information to improve off-piste skiers’ knowledge, behaviour and risk management. This since research concerning human factors in the field of avalanches traditionally had been paid little attention. A literature review covering avalanche, traffic and risk literature and two surveys which gathered approximately 2000 responses were conducted. That led to conclusions like how skiers propensity to take risk increased with the use of rescue equipment, the avalanche danger scale was perceived differently, etc. Based on the conclusions a number of recommendations which could be used to improve off-piste skiers’ knowledge, behaviour and risk management were suggested.},
  author       = {Björk, Christian},
  issn         = {1402-3504},
  keyword      = {Avalanche,risk,risk perception,risk management,heuristics,human factors.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB--5231--SE},
  title        = {Off-piste skiers risk perception and the effects on behaviour and risk management},
  year         = {2007},
}