Accident Management and Failure Analysis

  • G. C. Meggitt


In the design of systems with safety implications the initial aim is to make them totally fail-safe. This can sometimes be achieved but in complex systems there may remain some conditions where fail-safe cannot be guaranteed. If these conditions are predicted to occur with sufficiently low frequency then the system design may be considered acceptable, but it may still be desirable to make provision for mitigating the consequences of the events. In this presentation some of the factors which are involved in emergency management are discussed. The general principles developed are illustrated using examples drawn from nuclear emergency response management.


Radiation Dose False Alarm Critical Mass Radioactive Material Radioactive Contamination 
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© Unicorn Seminars Ltd 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. C. Meggitt
    • 1
  1. 1.Safety & Reliability DirectorateUK

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