ARAMIS Project: An Integrated Risk Assessment Methodology That Answers The Needs Of Various Stakeholders
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B. Debray & O. Salvi
The ARAMIS European project started in January 2002. Its overall objective was to build up a new Accidental Risk Assessment Methodology for IndustrieS that combined the strengths of both deterministic and risk-based approaches. It was co-funded under the 5th EC Framework Programme and involved 15 partners from 10 European countries. Three years after, the objective is reached and the methodology is ready to be used. This paper intends to give a very general description of it and, above all, to show how it answers the needs of various stakeholders concerned by the safety of industrial plants. ARAMIS is divided into six major steps, which will be described shortly in this paper. They are detailed in several papers presented in the same SAFE 2005 conference by the main partners of the project. The potential end users of ARAMIS are mainly the industry, the competent authorities and the local authorities. If all of them have an interest in the same risk management process, their needs are slightly different. Their expectations are detailed and the way ARAMIS brings an answer is explained in this paper. Keywords: risk analysis, risk assessment, SEVESO, land use planning, risk reduction, safety barriers, safety culture, safety management, vulnerability, risk severity. 1 Introduction Some recent technological disasters like Enschede (2000), Toulouse (2001) or Lagos (2002) have led the public to wonder or even mistrust both the industry and the regulatory authorities in their risk-informed decisions. The communities want now to be informed and require more transparent decision-making
risk analysis, risk assessment, SEVESO, land use planning, risk reduction, safety barriers, safety culture, safety management, vulnerability, risk severity.