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The basis for this study has its origin in the perceived need for the continued development of more rigorous but manageable fire safety evaluation strategies. The schemes which were particularly studied incorporated at least implicitly a form of hierarchical structure with Delphi driven data links utilizing a notional form of cross-impact analysis to determine priority rankings for fire safety components. Anomalies were apparent in relation to the underlying philosophy of the procedures adopted in the establishment of the component rankings.