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Document ID (ISN)100663
CIS number 02-1867
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Controlling risks around explosives stores: Review of the requirements on separation distances
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2002. 75p. Illus. 14 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Storage of more than 30kg of explosives in the United Kingdom requires a licence and the respect of minimum distances between the point of storage and neighbouring buildings. Recent trials carried out by the Ministry of Defence suggest that the quantity of debris generated by an explosion and the distance to which they would be projected could be considerably higher than what was previously thought. This report makes recommendations with respect to revised minimum distances that take the latest experimental data into account. Contents: risk models; estimating the number of fatalities; case studies; approach used for developing recommendations for new requirements on separation distances; other risk reduction measures; tables providing proposed distances as a function of the quantity of explosives stored and the density of the surrounding population.
Descriptors (primary) explosives; United Kingdom; neighbourhood protection; storage; hazard evaluation; explosion hazards
Descriptors (secondary) report; simulation facilities; safe distances; damage control; safety guides; explosion research; neighbourhood populations; approval; mathematical models; explosion protection
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Storage and warehousing