Technical Incident Investigation, Learning from Experience, Organisational Analysis of Industrial Safety Management and Accidents

Presented by Nicolas Dechy

A professional development course presented by Nicolas Dechy, this two and a half day course will cover the analytic tools of industrial incident investigation used by engineers, learning from experience and management of change in high-risk industries, and the basic requirements for an organisational approach to accidents and safety management.

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Nicolas Dechy

Nicolas Dechy

For the past ten years, engineer Nicolas Dechy has worked on process safety at INERIS in France, the institute dealing in the area of chemical incident prevention. He has expertise in the field of accident investigation, learning from experience and safety management. Nicolas is currently conducting an organisational and human factors safety assessment of French nuclear power plants for IRSN, the French public nuclear safety and research institution.

He has published more than 50 papers on major hazard safety. He was chairman of the ESReDA working group on accident investigation. His main topics of interest are learning from accidents, organisational failures, learning from experience, failures of management of change, and organisational diagnosis before and after accidents.

Program

Day 1
8.30am - 5.30pm

  • Industrial accidents and disasters main features, using the Toulouse disaster as an example.
  • Principles of incident investigation: main analytic tools such as fault trees, bow-ties, socio-technical analysis
  • Practicing the different tools on case studies

Day 2
9am - 5pm

  • Student case studies of major accident reports
  • Organisational analysis as an approach to diagnose influences of organisational factors in daily safety management and in accidents

Day 3
9am - 1pm

  • Principles to organise a 'learning from experience' process
  • Weak signals concepts
  • Management of change principles and safety issues
  • The course will allow for some flexibility, depending upon participant interaction. The theory will be accompanied by case studies and information on practical issues

Why Attend?

At the end of the course participants will have an understanding of:

  • the basic analytic tools of industrial incident investigation used by engineers
  • developing guidance on how to organise learning from experience and management of change in high-risk industries, and on weak signals conceptsintegrating the main lessons of major accidents and disasters through case studies
  • dentifying the role of human and organisational factors of safety and appropriate the basic requirements for an organisational approach of accidents and safety management.

Supported by

This professional development course is proudly supported by:

  • Safety Institute of Australia
  • ATSE
  • The Risk Engineering Society of Engineers Australia
  • Engineering Sydney
  • The Electrical and Information Engineering Foundation and Civil Engineering Foundation of the University of Sydney
  • Australian Institute of Energy (AIE)
  • Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
  • Engineers Australia

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