14th Core Skills Course for Accident investigators
The 14th Core Skills Course for Accident investigators took place in Lisbon from 20 to 24 January 2020. The course was designed for those who will conduct, or participate in, marine safety investigations as per Directive 2009/18/EC and aimed to introduce participants to the basic elements in the process of conducting a safety investigation.
The training event involved 15 participants from 10 EU MS (Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Sweden and The Netherlands). The training program was comprised by lectures, practical examples and group exercises with the active participation of the participants split in working groups.
The course introduced all relevant stages in the process of conducting a marine casualty safety investigation as well as the relevant principles and tools to support the conduct of witness interviewing, analysis of human factors and underlying conditions, safety recommendations and follow up and dealing with investigation reports.