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Candidates for higher-level concepts. Event sequence diagrams are then merged to form higher-level stories. At the top level all stories merge into one. The system could then be used to measure proneness to failure by comparing the results of an audit with the accumulated information in the knowledge base (KBS). The European Construction Institute have published a guide to total project management of construction safety, health and environment, which suggests a practical framework for hazard engineering (1992).
Actual measures include using hazard prediction to inform land-use zonation policies, planning controls and building codes/ordinances; using prediction and futurology to establish proper emergency action plans and procedures; and using forecasting and risk communication (including warning systems) to ensure that requisite actions are taken when the threat materializes (evacuation, emergency response, rescue, relief). (d) Actions taken to plan for financial losses in terms of insurance schemes, development of reserve funds, and so on.
It is embodied in the law of tort, in which the standard of care is that of a reasonable practitioner. The problem then is how to decide what is reasonable. Peer group judgement is usually advocated. The difficulty is that such judgements are often decided finally in the law courts. As Furmston (1992) has pointed out, the legal process is not the process through which safety can be improved or indeed lessons learned, since the objective of the courts is to allocate blame. Douglas (pers. ) has also pointed out that the allocation of blame is not a healthy sign if we wish to move to a safer society (see Ch.