Rating Manual section 3: valuation principles

Part 7: appendix 3 - hazards - generic groups

The Valuation Office Agency's (VOA) technical manual for the rating of business (non-domestic) property.

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Potential hazards

This list is by no means exhaustive, but it gives a flavour of the different classes of potential hazards.

Gases

Toxic, flammable and explosive gases

  • acetylene
  • hydrogen cyanide
  • hydrogen sulphide

Liquids

Flammable liquids and solids

  • fuel oils
  • solvents

Materials

Combustible materials

  • timber
  • ash
  • coal residues

Corrosives

Corrosive substances

  • acids
  • alkalis

Toxic substances

  • phytotoxic heavy-metals
  • hydrocarbons
  • inorganic salts
  • asbestos

Aromatics

Substituted Aromatic compounds

  • PCBs
  • dioxins
  • furans

Biologicals

Biological agents

  • anthrax
  • tetanus
  • BSE
  • Genetically Modified Organisms
  • Genetically Modified Pollens