Accession Number:

ADA513192

Title:

Three Decades of Positive Experience with Risk Based Safety Criteria in Ammunition and Explosives Handling in Switzerland

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

EIDGENOESSISCHES MILITAERDEPARTEMENT BERN (SWITZERLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

In Switzerland, the safety management of the handling of ammunition and explosives in the military field has been founded on a risk based safety assessment concept for almost 30 years. My presentation illuminates the needs for and the development of the risk based concept. I will show how its flexibility has allowed a reduction in the risks to a responsibly acceptable safety level with limited financial means and - in the same time - complying with the military requirements. I will also demonstrate how the investments for development, implementation, maintenance and updating of this concept have paid back more than a hundredfold.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE