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Document ID (ISN)55014
CIS number 90-2026
ISBN(s) 0-11-885491-7
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Risk criteria for land-use planning in the vicinity of major industrial hazards
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1989. 32p. Illus. 15 ref. Price: GBP 4.00.
Abstract This document outlines the approach taken in Great Britain by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in its formulation of advice to local planning authorities regarding the development of land in the vicinity of major hazard installations. HSE methods for quantified risk assessment are described and the uncertainties associated with the risk estimates produced by such techniques are discussed. Types of risk are explained in terms of individual risk, for which some numerical criteria are suggested, and societal risk, for which qualitative judgements are applied in relation to housing developments. Potential risks for other types of development including workplaces, retail and leisure, and large facilities are also considered. Some economic considerations are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; major hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) human factors; safety analysis; economic aspects; neighbourhood populations; theoretical analysis; risk factors; exposure evaluation
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