All accidents whether major or minor are caused.
Serious accidents have the same root causes as minor accidents as do incidents with a potential for serious loss. It is these root causes that bring about the accident, the severity is often a matter of chance.
Accident studies have shown that there is a consistently greater number of less serious accidents than serious accidents and in the same way a greater number of incidents then accidents.
- Important part of any safety management system. Highlights the reasons why accidents occur and how to prevent them.
- The primary purpose of accident investigations is to improve health and safety performance by:
- Exploring the reasons for the event and identifying both the immediate and underlying causes;
- Identifying remedies to improve the health and safety management system by improving risk control, preventing a recurrence and reducing financial losses.