In recent years, both the private and public sectors have become increasingly aware of the need to identify the underlying (organisational) causes of accidents. With this in mind, SINTEF has participated in the investigation of a number of accidents and near misses within aviation, maritime transport, the railways and in road traffic.
The broad competence in SINTEF/NTNU puts us in a unique position to contribute to complicated investigations. In order to paint comprehensive picture of accidents and incidents, several fields of expertise are required:
- Investigation methods
- Safety management
- Quality management and quality assurance
- Organisational theoryHuman factors