Evaluation of Personnel Risk Levels

  • Jan-Erik VinnemEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)


This chapter provides an insight into current fatality risk levels for personnel, as a background for the evaluation of risk results, including the formulation of risk tolerance (or acceptance) criteria for personnel risk. An overview is presented of the components of fatality risk levels for personnel, and possible fatalities in the future are predicted. There has been extensive debate about evacuation means (i.e. lifeboats) in the Norwegian sector for some years. It is therefore essential to form an opinion about the frequency of major accidents and the need for evacuation by seaborne resources. Finally, the chapter considers how risk tolerance criteria for personnel may be expressed.


Risk Level Risk Tolerance Mobile Unit Fatal Accident Occupational Accident 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Faculty of Science and TechnologyUniversity of StavangerStavangerNorway

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