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Document ID (ISN)102783
CIS number 03-1570
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2732-2
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 151
Author(s) Gadd S., Keeley D., Balmforth H.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Good practice and pitfalls in risk assessment
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. viii, 54p. Illus. 42 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This report presents the findings of a study conducted by the Health and Safety Laboratory to identify and highlight the common pitfalls in industry risk assessment methodologies and their application, and to briefly summarize how different Health and Safety Executive (HSE) divisions evaluate risk assessments. A comprehensive literature search was carried out to identify possible published critiques of both general and specific risk assessments methodologies, or references that include descriptions of risk assessment pitfalls. The report presents examples of good practice in relation to risk assessment, and contrasts these with pitfalls encountered by HSE, illustrated by 26 case studies.
Descriptors (primary) plant safety organization; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; public OSH institutions; description of technique; case study; report; United Kingdom
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation