Accession Number:

ADP000466

Title:

Risk Analysis - Grasping the Nettle,

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Corporate Author:

HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE LONDON (ENGLAND)

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Report Date:

1982-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

This paper describes a recent problem where risk analysis enabled the British Government to formulate a compromise solution which avoided costly extreme courses of action. A major leisure centre had been built inside the Inhabited Building Distance of a busy explosives wharf. The paper indicates the techniques of the analysis and discusses ways to present data on casualties and damage in order to provide policy makers with a realistic basis for decisions.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE