Forensic Engineers & Investigators
Work Place Accidents
It is a legal requirement to investigate work place accidents. Following the accident, it is necessary to determine the cause of the accident so that steps may be put in place to prevent it from recurring.
Capabilities and services:
Comprehensive investigation and reporting;
Interviewing of factual witnesses;
Reconstruction of accident details;
Collating historical information relevant to risk mitigation procedures and whether these were ‘as far as is reasonably practical’.
Liaison with legal and management personnel;
The investigation process
The process we follow mirrors that which the International Civil Aviation prescribe for investigating large accidents. This process relies on the facts being determined and reported separately from analyses and opinions. All relevant facts are investigated and determined. Some accident contexts are likely to require dialogue with legal personnel who will have their own process requirements to follow.
Incidents which don’t result in accidents may be able to be kept confidential. Here the emphasis is on prevention. We are specialists in uncovering and highlighting front end factors as discussed under organisational accident investigation. In discussing and portraying these, we strive to share these in collaborative and non-confrontational learning environments which we are skilled at facilitating.