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
Process Safety Events
Motor vehicle crash data

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

Safety Data Reporting User’s Guide – Scope And Definition

This document contains the scope and definitions that are used by participating IOGP member companies when they prepare their safety performance data for submission.

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