Safety performance measurement. Van Steen, for the European Process Safety Centre. IChemE. 135 pages, hardback. ISBN 0 85295 382 8. £44.
Currently accepted safety practices in the process industries are presented, based on contributions of representatives of the European Process Safety Centre.
It is a broad collection of specific examples, rather than a manual or textbook. It starts with an overview of safety performance measurement, and this section sets the scene for the remaining chapters on practical examples.
This includes measuring plant and equipment, systems and procedures, as well as `people’. Text does not cover specific instrument-related topics, but nevertheless provides a good overview of European practice on safety for process and safety engineers.
A useful reference book, as much information on this topic is often still scattered in proceedings.