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Securing public safety lies at the heart of the Space Industry Act 2018.
If you are applying for a launch or return operator licence or a spaceport licence you must include a safety case with your licence application.
Range control service providers do not need to provide a safety case as they are part of the risk mitigation for space flight.
Your safety case is your opportunity to demonstrate to us that:
For further guidance of the minimum information to be included in your safety case please refer to the legislation and supporting guidance.
Once your safety case has been accepted by us you must meet the standards set out in your safety case. You will need to keep your safety case under review and update us on any material changes.
case must include a written demonstration of how you have managed the risk to
people and property to as low as reasonably practicable.
terms, this means showing that throughout the development of the project you
have asked yourself the following questions
advice on how we consider assessing ALARP demonstrations and make judgement on
“acceptable risk” please refer to ALARP acceptability policy.
In addition to the requirement to demonstrate how risk has been managed under the SIA, applicants should consider whether any health and safety legislation applies. We recommend you review the following Health & Safety Executive guidance:1. Understanding how to assess and control risks in the workplace and comply with health and safety law2. Understanding hazardous substance consents3. Understanding control of major accident hazards (COMAH)4. Understanding explosives in health and safety
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