Evaluation of safety management systems and safety weighting policy
Safety management systems (SMS) is a principal requirement in Seveso II Directive. Common industrial SMS element structures can be modelled but limitations arise from an important factor in SMS implementation, the local culture. Several industrial approaches among the EU were examined for the arbitrarily chosen relative weighting factors of their SMS elements. Flexible legislation, without preferences on weighting policy, allows for a wide variety of applications but reduces the content of central guidance of safety performance communication between industry and authorities. The evaluation of system performance is examined for its sensitivity to classification schemes and weighting policies which can be used for the benefit of useful methodological tools.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries, Barcelona (ES), May 4-7, 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41356 ORA
Record Number: 199810943 / Last updated on: 1998-09-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en