Author(s): A. Romano, G. Pinetti & F. Perrone
The European Directive 96/82/CE and the recent Directive 2003/105/CE 
report that a Safety Management System must be applied for industrial activities
called “Seveso activities”; this is due to the amount of quantities of dangerous
substances that can generate major accident risks.
The purpose of this paper is to
show how audits related to Safety Management Systems are carried out in Italy
in recent years, by considering the experience of TRR Company in supporting
activities for Seveso industries.
Different type of industries will be presented:
refineries, chemical plants, steel mills, etc.
Several topics will be discussed, by starting from the operating analysis of
accidents occurred in the examined Seveso industry, by analysing the impact of
the operating analysis on accidental scenarios included in the Safety Report and,
in general terms, the impact on risk analysis.
Other topics discussed will be the
definition of the critical items that can generate accidental scenarios and the
prevention measures adopted to reduce the probability of failure of these items.
The analysis related to the management and design precautions, the
mitigation measures and the monitoring instruments for each accidental scenario
included in the Safety Report will be presented for identifying the critical points
of the Safety Management System and the correct item for the improvement.
Different Italian case studies will be presented in order to show the different
approach that can be used for assessing a complex Seveso industry than a simple
A critical analysis will be carried out by using all the elements
collected by audits in several Seveso industries for defining the main parameters,
in terms of safety indicators, useful to monitor and manage the safety of the
safety management system, audit, Seveso.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SAFE090131
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