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Auditing and safety management for safe operation and land use planning : across-national comparison and validation exercise

Objective

To validate and develop a prototype quantitative safety management audit and compare natural differences including north-south EC variations in land-use planning and safety management.


It brings together regulators, industry and research workers in a unique manner so that the needs of all participants in the system can be met. The prototype audit has been developed by a group of established experts and has a demonstrable empirical and theoretical basis. Also, an early version of the audit has been applied, and shown to give robust estimates of the quality of safety management.

The programme of work includes applying the audit to a series of plants and using both plant performance data and attitude survey results to validate and calibrate the audit as well as make the aforementioned comparisons.

Industrial partners have already indicated a wish to offer sites for auditing. The work builds on the results of research already funded by the UK's Health and Safety Executive and by the Netherlands governmental authority VROM to understanding the influences of management and organisational factors on the management of risk, to develop techniques for auditing safety management systems and to include the results of the audit in risk assessment.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Address
Broad Lane
S3 7HQ Sheffield
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

Four Elements Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
25 Victoria Street
SW1H 0EX London
MINISTERIE VAN VOLKSHUISVESTING, RUIMTELIJKE ORDENING EN MILIEUBEHEER
Netherlands
Address
Rijnstraat
20951 Den Haag
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 'DEMOKRITOS'
Greece
Address
Terma Patriarchou Grigoriou
15310 Athens
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
Eleanor Rathbone Building - Bedford Street South
L69 7ZA Liverpool
Technica Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Highbank House Exchange Street
SK3 0ET Stockport
UNIVERSITY OF AVEIRO
Portugal
Address
Campus De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro/eixo
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
Address

GU2 7XH Guildford