Guide to Safety Analysis

A ten years anniversary for the handbook:
Guide to safety analysis
for accident prevention

The book describes how safety analysis can be practically applied as a tool for accident prevention. It presents more than 40 analytic methods, including accident investigations and techniques for risk evaluation, such as the Risk Matrix. The emphasis is on general methods that can be applied in a variety of areas, such as industry, production, transport, medicine, and public events.

The planning section discusses the practical aspects of an analysis, such as defining its aim and the type of results desired. It also considers arguments for and against specific methods of safety analysis. The examples section presents case studies of accident investigations and analyses of systems in different areas.

After ten years the book has more than 50 000 downloads. I want to thank many readers for a positive response. And I appreciate that so many have recommended the book to their colleagues and students, which has led to the wide distribution of the book.

FREE DOWNLOAD – more than 50 000 downloads

The book is free to download for private use and for public education. No content may be sold for profit or distributed without the written permission of the copyright holder. By downloading the book you accept these conditions and general copyright rules.

The paperback – The book is also available as a paperback from:,
or in the Nordic countries from: GML Förlag

The price is about 30 Euros. The book has 348 pages, with 72 figures and 77 tables .

Published 2013
by IRS Riskhantering AB, SE-116 35 Stockholm, Sweden

Companies and other organisations can obtain a license for more extensive use. IRS should be contacted for more information.