Three Decades of Positive Experience with Risk Based Safety Criteria in Ammunition and Explosives Handling in Switzerland
EIDGENOESSISCHES MILITAERDEPARTEMENT BERN (SWITZERLAND)
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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.
- Safety Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Ammunition and Explosives