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