A number of aspects of the E,C&I topics detailed within these web pages have been identified as both root causes and contributing factors to a number of major accidents, some where fatalities have occurred.  Many of these have occurred within the UK during recent years.

A selection of these with supporting information is provided below:

A number of other industrial case studies are available on the HSE COMAH web pages, many of which involved failures of both BPCS and SIS.

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Updated: 2022-11-16