Learning from events

Learning from what has happened

IOGP has been collecting safety performance indicators since 1985 and fatal incidient descriptions since 1991. The entire database is searchable, including causal factor data.

Our safety alerts are also searchable. E&P organisations, regulators and suppliers are invited to submit details of new safety alerts for inclusion in the IOGP database.

Components Of Organizational Learning From Events

Report No: 552

This report describes some of the components an organization might consider if it wants to improve how it learns from operating experience to reduce risk and prevent incidents.

There are many different opinions on what is required to successfully learn from events. Many companies are on a journey to improve learning from events, and may be currently focusing on particular areas.

This report provides a survey of the practice and experience in IOGP member companies. Member companies can use this to decide whether there are additional working practices that they might benefit from adopting. It is not intended to be a standard and does not recommend a particular approach.

Consult our Safety performance annual reports

IOGP Safety Performance Indicators - 2017 data
Process Safety Events - 2016 data
Motor vehicle crash data - 2008-2015

Setting up a reporting system? Our Safety data reporting user’s guide could useful.

Report No: 2016su Safety Data Reporting User’s Guide – Scope And Definitions (2016 Data)

This document contains the scope and definitions that are used by participating IOGP member companies when they prepare their safety performance data for submission. The collation of 2016 data is under way at the time of writing and the analysis is scheduled for publication mid-2017 as report 2016s.


IOGP is learning from events

Back in 2010 IOGP reviewed 1484 fatal incidents and 1173 high potential events for trends related to the cause and the use of protective barriers. The result was the IOGP Life-Saving Rules.

The Rules provide operational workers and supervisors with simple, clear icons and instructions on the actions they can take to protect themselves. A set of eight core rules and ten additional rules were selected. The 8 core rules correspond to 40% of the fatal incidents analysed, and the full set of 18 rules correspond to 70% of the fatal incidents analysed.

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