Being able to learn from accidents and undesired events is vital in order to improve safety. Systematic accident investigation is a means to achieve this. Safetec has extensive experience with accident investigation. We can lead investigations or take part in investigations led by others. We also offer courses and training in investigation methods.
Our approach emphasises organisational learning as the main objective of accident investigation. Learning requires understanding. In order to identify means that can prevent accidents or near-misses from happening again, one must understand both why the accidents took place and why it turned out as it did. This calls for a collection of necessary data about the actual chains of events and a systematic analysis to identify relevant causes and mitigating actions. It is important to include both human, technical, and organisational aspects in the analysis. Safetec has experience with a number of practical methods and tools to improve the outcome of an investigation process.