Operational Risk Appraisal Scores

Where to find the Industrial Operator Scores (Operational Risk Appraisal) data

What are Operational Risk Appraisals

Operational Risk Appraisals (OPRA) scores categorise the environmental risk of industrial process installation and waste operations by assessing them on the basis of:
  • complexity
  • emissions and inputs
  • locations
  • operator performance
  • compliance (calculated annually).


The What's In Your BackYard (WIYBY) map service is now closed.

OPRA data is available to download under an Environment Agency Conditional Licence from DATA.GOV.UK

You will need specific software to be able to view these files  How to download and use data


For information about specific OPRA records, please contact


Please note that the WIYBY service was built to provide members of the public with information so that they can better understand their local environment.

The use of the service for commercial use was not advised as some of the data had been simplified and was against the terms and conditions of use, which did not permit commercial use.