Explosion overdue, says the HSE

Robinson, Simon
July 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;7/10/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 27, p11
Trade Publication
The article deals with the need to improve safety at major hazard installations in Great Britain. The British Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is concerned at the level of major incidents in recent years at major hazard installations in the country. Speaking at the Tank Storage Association's annual meeting, Kevin Allars, head of the chemical industries division of the HSE's hazardous installations directorate, commented that, on average, a major incident was expected once every three years.


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