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Document ID (ISN)65266
CIS number 95-1842
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0917-0
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Commission, Advisory Committee on Dangerous Substances
Title Risks from handling explosives in ports
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1995. xi, 89p. Illus. 21 ref. Price: GBP 30.00.
Abstract This report describes a methodology for estimating individual and societal risk from the explosives trade at individual ports and nationally. Detailed studies were carried out on five ports and one jetty licensed to handle explosives and a risk assessment technique was developed and applied to the remaining ports. The report covers: potential causes of explosive events in ports; analysis of traffic data and categorization of explosives cargoes; the likelihood of explosives events occurring in ports and the consequences of such events; method for the calculation of risks; results of detailed studies; estimation of national risk; technical conclusions.
Descriptors (primary) explosives; United Kingdom; major hazards; transport of materials; hazard evaluation; harbours
Descriptors (secondary) fire hazards; sources of ignition; ships; explosion hazards; results of explosions; glossary; risk factors; prediction; classification; description of technique; emergency organization
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Transport of materials
Major hazards