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Document ID (ISN)100877
CIS number 02-1869
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2157-X
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 040
Author(s) Munns P.A., Luong Y., Rew P.J.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Fire risk assessment for workplaces containing flammable substances
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2002. iv, 59p. Illus. 12 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr040.pdf [in English]
Abstract This study was undertaken with the purpose of assessing the effectiveness of current United Kingdom guidance relating to the control of fire hazards in workplaces containing flammable substances. Data relating to fires involving flammable substances (excluding offshore, mining, waste and transport accidents) were gathered and assessed with respect to the effectiveness of guidance in reducing fire risk. A method for a risk-based assessment of the fire safety within workplaces containing flammable substances was developed, its purpose being to enable high-risk buildings or processes to be identified and to rank the workplace with respect to risk.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; hazard evaluation; fire hazards; flammable substances
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; United Kingdom; directive; safe working methods; description of technique; report
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) Fires
Risk evaluation