EXCELLENCE IN HSE COMPLIANCE
Despite the very best of intentions and operation of health and safety best practice, accidents will still occur. Nevertheless, irrespective of just how the incident happens an accident investigation has to be performed to ascertain:
One of the many essential elements of accident investigation is identifying the inherent causes of the accident. In many cases, individuals discontinue the investigation prematurely, neglecting the fact that every primary cause could possibly have various underlying causes. For instance, if someone slips on a wet surface and hurts themselves, many people will say the cause of the accident was the wet flooring. While this may be correct, we would say this is potentially only the direct cause.
The thing that is of greater importance are root causes. Such as, what action caused the water to end up on the floor, is there a leaky pipe, is there a problem with the roof or was it spilled?