Accident and incident investigation form an essential part of occupational and environmental health and safety (OHS). Workplace accident and incident investigations provide an organisation with a deeper understanding of the risks associated with its work activities. Well-thought-out hazard and risk management, combined with adequate supervision, will ensure that the organisation’s work activities are safe. Health and safety investigations are an important tool in developing and refining OHS risk assessment and management systems.
The expert services at Applus+ offer a structured and systematic approach to HSE investigations and workplace accident investigation.
Information gathering, which must:
Analysis from the accident investigation, which must:
Risk control analysis and measures:
Action plan and implementation:
Applus+ assists a wide range of clients and industry sectors in accident risk management. The urgency of an accident investigation will depend on the magnitude and immediacy of the risk involved, for example, a major accident involving an everyday job will need an incident investigation to take place quickly.
In general, adverse events (incidents and accidents) should be investigated and analysed as soon as possible. This is not simply good practice in accident risk management; it is common sense – memory is best and motivation greatest immediately after an adverse event.
Applus+ deploys highly experienced HSE accident investigation teams, which assist clients develop comprehensive plans in accident risk management: