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April 29, 2019

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Webinar: Benefits of adopting an incident investigation methodology

A look at the key factors in applying a professional investigation methodology. Your chance to listen back, on demend, to our interview with David Ramsay, Group Managing Director, Kelvin TOP-SET.

The topic:

There are huge benefits from adopting a professional investigation methodology. Investigation is something that we all do naturally; we are born with both the need to learn and apply this new knowledge. This is how we develop as individuals. Companies must be ‘learning organisations’, otherwise they cannot adapt and grow. We can easily understand that when incidents occur, particularly when safety has been compromised, we need to investigate to prevent recurrence.

However, a professional investigation methodology, enables the organisation to gain information from every part of the company and hence have the knowledge to make positive changes that will improve performance and safety.

During the webinar, David used case study examples to show that investigation is about gaining information. Good management is applying this information to positive effect.

The speaker:

David K Ramsay, Group Managing Director, Kelvin TOP-SET

David RamsayDavid is Group Managing Director of Kelvin TOP-SET, a global leader in teaching investigation and analysis techniques.

He has a long history of working in business at senior levels including advisory and consultancy in various industries. He was also, for a short period, a visiting tutor at the University of Glasgow in what is now the Adam Smith Business School. His own educational background is quite extensive and includes attendance on The Cranfield University Aircrash Investigation Course.

He has led the development of Kelvin TOP-SET since its inception in 1986, and has worked around the world delivering courses, and leading or facilitating investigations in many industrial sectors, including railways, oil, nuclear, shipping, and explosives. He played a major part in the investigation of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

David is a noted international speaker about incident investigation and has recently spoken in Aberdeen, London, Den Hague, Houston and Mexico City.

Sponsored by Kelvin TOP-SET.


Safety & Health Expo – Stand: SH1802

See Kelvin TOP-SET’s Operations Manager Nikki Curtis’s seminar at Safety & Health Expo in June. During the session, Nikki will discuss her experiences rolling out the TOP-SET Incident Investigation System across a major infrastructure company when she was Head of HSEQ.

She will talk about planning, roll-out and lessons learned along the way, as well as challenges faced by organisations implementing a new methodology. She will also be discussing the benefits gained by taking the time to plan, implement and successfully embed an incident investigation system into an organisation and the return on investment.

The session, entitled Effective investigation implementation – case study: lessons shared, can be found in the Operational Excellence Theatre at 10:45 on each morning of the show, which takes place at London’s ExCeL from 18-20 June 2019. Register for your free place using the link below.

Visit David and the team on Stand SH1802 at the show.

Stay Ahead of the Curve in Operational Excellence Theatre

Focusing on the more technical elements of the profession, this theatre at Safety & Health Expo 2019 will include:

  • Asbestos competency in the 21st century
  • Does ISO 45001 support a strong safety culture?
  • Breathe Freely: A campaign to reduce respiratory lung disease in construction
  • Procurement: The changing face of health and safety - from policing to leaving a legacy
  • Effective investigation implementation

The full agenda is designed to inform, illuminate and provoke conversation and debate as the profession powers forward. Get your free ticket to Safety & Health Expo | ExCeL London | 18 - 20 June

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