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    HSE INCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS

    Audit shows improvements but ‘wrong’ matters may be investigated

    The HSE Board has considered the findings of an audit of incident investigations undertaken by HSE Inspectors. The report shows a reduction in disparity between auditor assessments and actual outcomes compared with earlier audits.

    However, the audit also found that half the investigations audited required minimal HSE enforcement action. The report concludes that “current arrangements for selecting incidents to investigate may not be making the best use of operational resources.” Incidents are chosen by HSE for investigation using Incident Selection Criteria.

    Comment: Detecting matters suitable for enforcement should not be the only criteria for an HSE investigation. However, a review is surely required when a significant proportion of investigations reveal no serious flaws or offences. Some HSE Inspectors might say that replacing the judgement of experienced inspectors with a more mechanical and prescriptive system of selection was always likely to provide such an outcome!

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