040-0160/01 – Investigation of Incidents and Accidents (VNaH)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Occupational and Process SafetyCredits3
Subject guarantorprof. RNDr. Pavel Danihelka, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. RNDr. Pavel Danihelka, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Year1Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFBIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DAN40 prof. RNDr. Pavel Danihelka, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1
Part-time Credit and Examination 14+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Understand and apply basic methods of determining the course of incidents and accidents and their causes (including root causes) and context. Apply incident and accident investigation methods to specific situations and draw lessons learned from them.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Tutorials

Summary

The course explains the process of investigation of accidents and incidents, elaborates on the typology of accidents and obtaining information about the mechanism of the accident in wider context, including the proper operation of the process and root causes. It provides information on the steps, evidence and procedures needed in the investigation, from the formation of the team throw the creation and verification of hypotheses to the processing of lessons learned from the accident. The subject is supplemented by case studies.

Compulsory literature:

Investigating accidents and incidents, A workbook for employers, unions, safety representatives and safety professionals, HSE, UK, HSG245, published 2004 Snorre Sklet, Methods for accident investigation, NTU Trondheim 2002, ISBN 82-7706-181-1

Recommended literature:

P.Danihelka: Analysis and management of risks of dangerous chemicals in industry, VŠB TU Ostrava 2002, ISBN 80-248-0084-5 Trevor Kletz, WHAT WENT WRONG? Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters, Elsevier 1999

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Zápočet - účast na cvičeních, zpracování semestrálního projektu. Zkouška - písemná a ústní.

E-learning

Other requirements

No additional student requirements.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. What is an accident and accident investigation and what is it for? 2. Typology of accidents 3. Process of investigation of accidents 4. Obtaining information about the course of the accident and its context, including the proper operation of the process 5. Analysis of information obtained 6. Evidence and hypothesis, hypothesis evaluation 7. Confirmation and refutation of hypotheses 8. Identification of risk control mechanisms and their failure 9. Methods of analysis: DOE, FTA, ETA, 10. Methods of analysis: MORT, security barriers analysis 11. Primary and root causes, their relationship and importance 12. Lessons learned, 13. Action plan and its implementation 14. Importance of accident and accident investigation for enterprise, industrial segment and for society

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  16
        Examination Examination 70  35
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Excused absence from exercises - 2 hours. Preparation of a semester project on a given topic and its presentation. Credit test. Exam - written and oral part.

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