Safety analysis in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has adopted a strong criteria-based approach for evaluating safety in facility siting. The External Safety [Establishments] Decree, (known by the Dutch acronym BEVI, and such implementing regulations as the External Safety Order (REVI) establish specific safety criteria, as well as procedures for modeling and calculating safety risks. The Netherlands Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning, and the Environment (VROM) created a five-step process for risk assessment: Incident probabilities. Evaluating safety-risk scenarios and establishing event-probability estimates for a quantitative risk assessment. Environmental influences: Considering weather conditions and other environm...

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