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Seveso Inspection Series Tools

Common inspection criteria

Common Inspection Criteria (CIC) are intended to share knowledge about technical measures and enforcement practices related to major hazard control and implementation of the Seveso II Directive. The criteria were developed by Seveso inspectors to aid in dissemination of good enforcement and risk management practices for the control of major industrial hazards in Europe and elsewhere.

  • No. 1  Safety Instrumented Functions (en pdf / html) - Risikominderung unter Verwendung von sicherheitstechnischen Funktionen (de)
  • No. 2  Permit-to-Work (en pdf / html)
  • No. 3  Internal Audit (en pdf / html) - Interne Audit Procedures (nl)
  • No. 4  Process Hazard Analysis (en pdf / html)
  • No. 5  Management of Change (en pdf / html)
  • No. 6  Emergency Isolation Systems (en pdf / html)
  • No. 7  Process Safety Performance Monitoring (en pdf / html)
  • No. 8  Pressure Relief Systems (en pdf / html)
  • No. 9  Maintenance of Primary Containment Systems (en pdf / html)
  • No. 10 Natech Risk Management (en pdf / html)

Good Practice Reports

Every year the EC and an EU/EEA country hosts a Mutual Joint Visit Workshop for Seveso Inspectors of EU/EEA countries to exchange experiences and practices on a particular area of risk management and enforcement.  The workshops sometimes includes guests from industryand other countries implementing the Seveso Directive or similar programmes.  The Good Practices Report is a technical summary of those exchanges and often also includes tools, such as questionnaires and checklists.

Organisational measures Technical Measures

The structure for organisational measures is based on annex III of the Seveso directive.

The preventive and mitigating strategies are defined in the CIC Process Hazard Analysis.

Safety Management Systems

Organisation and personnel

  • Organisational structures
  • Training of personnel
  • Management of subcontracted personnel

Identification and evaluation of major control hazards

Operational control

  • Operational instructions
  • Inspection and maintenance

Management of change

Planning for emergencies

Monitoring performance

Audit and review

Safety reports

Preventive strategies

Controlling process upsets

Controlling degradation of primary containment systems and critical infrastructure

Mitigating strategies

Limiting the size of an accidental release

Control of spreading of substances accidentally released

Prevention of ignition of explosive atmospheres

Mitigation damage due to fire

  • Protection of process installations against fire
  • Fire protection of process buildings

Mitigation damage due to explosion

  • Protection of buildings against explosions
  • Explosion ventilation

Mitigation of damage due to toxic release

  • Manipulations involving toxic substances
  • Evacuation and sheltering for toxic emissions

Management on specific types of sites