Learning from Incidents

Anoush Margaryan, Allison Littlejohn, Stuart King

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Learning from incidents (LFI) is important across a range of industries and is relevant for professional and government bodies and third-sector organisations concerned about health and safety. Industrial incidents cause injury, loss of life and environmental degradation – of particular concern to major hazard industries like the energy industry. However, after incident investigation has taken place, LFI initiatives tend to focus too much on the dissemination of information, assuming that access to incident-related information will lead to organisational learning and behavioural change. Yet research into adult learning demonstrates that access to information does not necessarily lead to learning.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPetroleum Review
Issue number809
Pages (from-to)42
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Health and safety
  • Workplace
  • Industrial incidents

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