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Document ID (ISN)104042
CIS number 05-415
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2941-4
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 297
Author(s) Smith G., Arnot C., Fairburn J., Walker G.
Health and Safety Executive
Title A national population data base for major accident hazard modelling
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. x, 76p. Illus. 5 ref. Price: GBP 25.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract In order to undertake the modelling of major accident events, the HSE needs to estimate the numbers of persons potentially at risk from such events in the United Kingdom. The objective of this project was to develop a methodology for producing a national population database, drawing on multiple data sets and including populations located within residential, workplace, retail, transport and leisure land uses, as well as within communal establishments involving particularly sensitive populations (such as schools and hospitals). The resulting database has improved coverage of population types and a spatial resolution. It has a flexible and user-friendly interface, which provides for many different potential uses by HSE and other Government Bodies and Departments.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; hazard evaluation; mathematical models; neighbourhood populations; major hazards
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; report; role of government; glossary; computer applications; computerized data bases; description of technique
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) Major hazards
Risk evaluation