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HSE RR759

Performance indicators in the explosives sectors

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SUMMARY

Performance Indicators are increasingly being used in a range of environments as an aid to identifying and resolving safety and operational issues. Recent incident investigations and guidance promote enhancements to the indicator regimes to ensure that a balanced approach is adopted that enables organisations to monitor both the sustained use of management controls and the effectiveness of those controls in maintaining safety. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) commissioned this report to:

  • identify the extent to which the concept of dual assurance is understood and applied within a sample industry;
  • identify industry representatives’ opinion in relation to potential indicators that would correlate with the Major Hazard Performance Indicator Framework proposed by HSL; and
  • identify a process that can be used to exemplify HSE guidance HSG254 in the derivation of key performance indicators in the explosives industry.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

Publisher: HSE
Published in: 2009

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