Investigation on Accidents/Incidents
When an accident occurs it can either be fatal or just injure you in the process that it happens. Accidents have taken the lives of many people, people we know and also people who are close to us. Let us look at the meaning of accident, an accident can be defined as an interruption or complication that changes the current plans, so it is an unplanned event. An incident is used to refer to the occurrence of an accident. So when an accident happened or takes place, it usually causes damages or near death experience or even sometimes death, so an investigation is usually carried out to try and figure out what really caused the accident.
So when you are trying to investigate on an accident or incident, you are finding a future solution to also prevent the accident from occurring again. The Investigation should always be conducted on types of accidents, be it a minor one or a huge one. Depending on the seriousness of the accident, the investigation should be conducted with the same seriousness. Investigations should be carried out by the right personnel and department. This will ensure for an effective investigation.
Investigations of an accident should be carried out precisely in the following order.
1. Describe the accident, explain how the accident occurred, where it happened and who was involved. Also include other specific information such as distances, heights, weights, and other necessary information.
2. Make sure to include the cause of the accident or incident. Be detailed and thorough with the investigation.
3. Recommendation - give out precautions to be placed in order to prevent further accidents/incidents.
Investigations have enabled the coming up with safe rules and conditions in order to reduce the outcome of more related accidents. Investigations have helped a lot over the years; more legal laws have been set and written to help in reducing the occurrence of accidents.