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Free 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 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.


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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


For companies and other organisations, it is possible to obtain a license for more extensive use. IRS should be contacted for more information. 



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