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Document ID (ISN)108534
CIS number 08-1151
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 512
Health and Safety Executive
Title Review of significance of societal risk for proposed revision to land use planning arrangements for large scale petroleum storage sites
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. vi, 32p. Illus. 9 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This report considers whether there is a societal risk associated with the setting of land use planning zones around large scale petroleum storage sites and reviews critically the conclusions that Health and Safety Executive has reached in relation to this issue. Some alternative approaches and calculations are also undertaken in order to help clarify the issues and enable reasonably firm conclusions to be reached. It is concluded that any practicable land use planning approach for large scale petroleum storage sites must inevitably be risk based, either explicitly or implicitly. While there are still many uncertainties regarding the off-site risks associated with large petroleum installations, the adoption of a development proximity zone can be considered a precautionary risk based approach.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; petroleum; explosion hazards; neighbourhood populations; hazard evaluation; risk factors; storage tanks
Descriptors (secondary) safety engineering; role of government; report; public OSH institutions
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) Explosions
Risk evaluation