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ATT FÖRHINDRA OCH BEGRÄNSA HOTELLBRÄNDER: Erfarenhetsåterföring från hotellbrand i Sverige och England
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


Hotels are considered a risky environment because guests are not expected to be awake and are expected to have poor local knowledge. Although hotels doesn’t have acceptable fire protection according to the only previously known study in this area. This is a problem because every four to five days there is a hotel fire. The hotels would be able to reach an acceptable fire safety by pursuing a systematic fire protection and take certain construction actions. Aim: Identifying details that need to be introduced in hotels daily work with fire protection based on the Swedish law and case studies. Method: A literature review and two case studies of hotel fires. Results: The hotel in Sweden followed the Swedish legislation in force in 2009 and had a good organizational fire protection. The hotel mainly needed to improve was the structural fire protection, adapted for disabled people, control of the acoustics in the evacuation alarm and had more smoke detectors. The hotel in England didn’t follow the law in force in England in 2007 and was nearly entirely lacking fire protection. They needed primarily improve the structural fire protection, adapted for disabled people, upgrade their alarm, had several smoke detectors and had a systematic fire protection. Conclusion: Swedish legislation still needs to be clear up because there is still room for interpretation of the laws as they are functional requirements. It is good that the Swedish legislation has adapted to fires that already has occurred in Sweden, but what could be done better today is motivate hotels to get involved in their fire protection. A committed management in hotels means better systematic fire protections and more money spend on the fire protection. One way to motivate hotel managements is to further inform about the consequences of a fire and to encourage hotels to certify themselves. But is not enough to only have a good systematic fire protection, the technical fire protection also needs to upgrade. It should be introduce higher demands that the hotels should be more handicap-friendly and update their fire alarms, because it saves lives and lower the material damage.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Swedish law; fire protection; motivation; hotel; 2014; prevent; limit
Keyword [sv]
Svenska lagstiftningen; brandskydd; motivation; hotell; 2014; förhindra; begränsa
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-30935OAI: diva2:900026
Subject / course
Building Engineering
Available from: 2016-03-18 Created: 2016-02-03 Last updated: 2016-03-18Bibliographically approved

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