|Document ID (ISN)||100880|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report RR 025
||Franks A., Whitehead R., Crossthwaite P., Smail L.
Health and Safety Executive
||Application of QRA in operational safety issues
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2002. vi, 88p. Illus. 15 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr025.pdf [in English]
||The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999, or COMAH (see CIS 00-24) came into force in Great Britain in April 1999. Under these regulations, every operator is to take all measures necessary to prevent major accidents and limit their consequences to persons and the environment. This general duty is consistent with the principle of reducing risks to a level that is "as low as reasonably practicable" (ALARP). This study has performed research into the use of risk in Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) operational decisions in the context of the COMAH regulations. The research focussed on the use of regulatory guidance, risk matrices and quantitative analysis (QRA) to demonstrate compliance with the ALARP principle. Each approach has its strengths and weaknesses, for any particular situation. Cost benefit analysis (CBA) when used in conjunction with QRA is able to provide an economic justification as to whether risk reduction measures should be implemented.
||responsibilities of employers; major hazards; hazard evaluation; economic aspects
||public OSH institutions; United Kingdom; cost-benefit analysis; legislation; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards