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Index of Harm

The Index of Harm is an attempt to solve two difficulties that face the consideration of priorities across the Health and Safety Executives’ activities as a whole. The first difficulty is that the events HSE are concerned to prevent are extremely various in the nature, seriousness, onset and duration of their consequences. The second difficulty arises because the numbers of cases, even when converted to some common scale, do not, on their own, determine intervention priorities.

This reports details the study that took place to develop a knowledge-based system for programme managers to enable them to assess preventability/dependency factors in the Index of Harm framework, in order to allocate HSE resources effectively.

Read the report [PDF 190kb]