The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 94 (2016) > Issue 6 > Managing Health & Safety Risks (No. 51): Hazards from gas
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Managing Health & Safety Risks (No. 51): Hazards from gas

There have been several recent cases of houses being destroyed following gas leaks. The fact that such incidents fail to raise much alarm shows how common they are. Yet there should be no complacency, since one of the most infamous failures of recent history, Ronan Point, was initiated by a domestic leak and subsequent ignition that blew out one supporting panel in the system-built block of flats. Gas leaks and their consequences should therefore be one of the standard hazards considered in any risk assessment.

Author(s): The Institution of Structural Engineers’ Health and Safety Panel