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Document ID (ISN)56892
CIS number 91-1995
ISBN(s) 0-85-356340-3
Year 1989
Convention or series no. SRD/HSE/R 504
Author(s) Holden P.L.
Safety and Reliability Directorate
Title Risk assessment of major hazards: A brief overview of methods and information sources
Bibliographic information United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Wigshaw Lane, Culcheth, Warrington WA3 4NE, United Kingdom, 1989. 15p. 43 ref. Price: GBP 4.00.
Abstract This report provides an introduction to the techniques of risk assessment for manufacturers having duties under the Control of Industrial Major Accident Hazards (CIMAH) Regulations (see CIS 89-1436) of the United Kingdom. Guidance is given on sources of information on the methods used to identify sources of major accidents and assess their likelihood of occurrence and potential consequences. The general approach to risk assessment and the linking together of the various models is also outlined.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; major hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; dangerous substances; mathematical models; explosion hazards; vapour clouds; fire hazards
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