Diploma in Marine Accident Investigation

Diploma in Marine Accident Investigation

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Diploma in Marine Accident Investigation

Diploma in Marine Accident Investigation

1 Introduction and Background to Accident Investigation Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss the international background to marine accident investigation, its stakeholders and the influence of
  • current legislation and regulations
  • Identify relevant marine accident legislation and regulations
  • Evaluate the difference between an investigation for
  • safety purposes and enforcement action leading to
  • prosecution
2 The Common Causes of Marine Accidents Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the common causes of marine accidents
  • Describe the different ways in which maintenance can have an effect on the safe operation of machinery
  • Analyse the human factors involved and how management can be used to address and reduce their impact
3 First Principles of Marine Accident Investigation Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the basic principles of a marine accident investigation
  • Discuss the importance of evidence
  • Draft a media plan and press notice for the investigation
4 Practical Preparation for the Investigation Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the necessary requirements to prepare for a successful investigation
  • Identify the initial process of an investigation
  • Demonstrate awareness and assess the means available to ensure personal safety at an investigation scene
5 Investigation Protocol Learning Outcomes
  • Describe how to set up an investigation ensuring data collection and relationships with stakeholders are not
  • compromised
  • Evaluate the benefits of using checklists for data and evidence collection
6 On Site Risk Assessment and Investigation Management Learning Outcomes
  • Conduct a risk assessment (including a dynamic risk assessment), identifying all key risk factors
  • Discuss how to ensure the investigation is handled sensitively with regards to victims and families
  • Identify the tools, priorities and hazards involved in carrying out a safety investigation
7 Data Collection Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the various recorded data available for an investigation
  • Analyse the effectiveness and limitations of different methods of data collection
  • Conduct witness interviews and record statements
8 Analysis of Data Learning Outcomes
  • Critically evaluate the varying types of accident analysis
  • Identify the benefits of and be able to draw a sequence of events diagram
  • Explain root cause analysis and its application within the investigation process
  • Draft a safety bulletin
9 The Investigation Report Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the structure and format of a marine accident report
  • Draft a marine accident report
  • Analyse the data and be able to make clear recommendations
  • Describe the publication and circulation process for marine accident reports
10 Post-Publication of a Marine Accident Report Learning Outcomes
  • Describe how to set up a press conference and deal directly with the media
  • Define the court process as it applies to marine accidents
  • Discuss the implications of public inquiries
  • Write a ‘lessons learned’ report
11 A Mock Marine Accident Investigation and Report Learning Outcomes
  • Integrate learning from across the course to a topical case study situation
  • Produce a detailed and well-structured report

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