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DNV Training course: “Practical Incident Investigation & Root cause Analysis”

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This course is designed for shore and ship staff who want to go deeper into the topic of incident investigation and learn how to apply different methods and tools for root cause analysis.

Previous experience of risk assessment and incident investigation, or participation in Maritime Academy’s foundation course “Maritime Risk Management and Incident Investigation” is a pre-requisite for this course.

Participants will learn how to apply incident analysis tools to real cases in order to improve their individual skills.

The course is highly interactive, switching regularly between input sessions using a presentation style and group work where participants will be involved in a variety of different activities (analyzing, comparing, categorizing, applying different methods, etc.).


To strengthen your skills and enable you to carry out an effective incident investigation

To get familiar with a wide range of tools and techniques suitable for use in the maritime industry and practice using them.

Focus points:

  • Reporting requirements
  • The Investigation Process
  • Gathering Evidence
  • Effective Interview Techniques
  • The Human Element
  • Timeline and STEP mapping
  • Event and causal factor charting
  • Fact Tree Analysis
  • Root Cause Analysis using M-SCAT
  • Incident Analysis Methods

Entry requirements: Previous participation in incident investigation or risk assessment courses or involvement in related incident investigation or risk assessment tasks.

Duration: 3 days (10:00-15:30)

Who should attend:  Shore and ship staff involved in the continuous improvement of the company’s management system, e.g. safety, health, security, environmental and quality managers, operation managers, designated persons, company security officers, superintendents, masters, ship officers and engineers.

                                 Others: Personnel of maritime administrations, insurance firms, consultants, engineers

Teaching Method: Lecture, Discussion, Interaction among participants, case exercises.

Date:20-21-22 March 2024
Location:Live Virtual Classroom (link to be provided)
Time Schedule:10:00hrs – 15:30hrs
Trainer:Mr. Ferhat Abul, DNV’s Maritime Academy Trainer
Course Fee:EURO 950/delegate (plus VAT)
Enrolment Deadline:March 12th         

Important information for successful course completion:

  • This course will be conducted online, therefore an internet connection is required.
  • Participants are required to communicate and interact verbally, visually and in written form throughout the training course since the interaction between the trainer and participants is important for successful course completion. 
  • A connected camera, microphone, or audio headset during the course always enhances the quality of training.

To enroll in this course visit our Training Portal DNV External – Browse Catalogue.

Should you require any further information or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

We look forward to welcoming you. 

Best Regards,

Vassilia Dimitrakou Senior Academy Advisor
Deputy Regional Maritime Academies Manager Maritime Service Centre

DNV HELLAS Single Member S.A. General Register of Commerce Number 44409907000

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