Speaker: Dr Ben Seligmann, Research Fellow Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC)

Have you ever wondered how to get the best use out of your accident investigations? How to get the most useful set of lessons learned? We will present the outcomes of some research that explores this topic from two angles. Firstly, is there a link between the style of investigation method chosen, and the types of lessons learned identified? If so, then we should think carefully about which method to choose. But how do we do that? What are some principles upon which we can choose an investigation method to increase our chances of getting the most useful set of lessons learned? The second part of the presentation explores what type method, and combination of methods, can yield richer accident descriptions, likely enabling you to generate more useful lessons learned.


Ben is a risk specialist, systems thinker and teacher. Over the last 10 years he has worked in academia, engineering consulting, HSE and risk and compliance, across mining, infrastructure, healthcare and the education and industries. His particular research interests are new frontiers of risk management, risk assessment in practice, modelling of accident scenarios and trying to engage with the complexity of socio-technical industrial systems.


About SMI Webinar Series

The Sustainable Minerals Institute Webinar Series showcases the exciting research underway across SMI - from processing to social performance to health and safety - join us on a Tuesday for the presentation followed by Q&A with the researcher.