Incident Reporting and Analysis

IMCA facilitates the sharing of information on potential hazards at the worksite and lessons learnt from follow-up investigations, thereby helping the industry to avoid repeat occurrences.

Analysis of trends helps focus our work programme on critical areas to deliver more assistance to the industry. In addition, learning from undesired events is a key part of business improvement and the pursuit of efficiency. Avoiding repeating an incident or accident saves lives, time and money. IMCA has been at the forefront of helping its members in this regard by collecting, analysing and publishing data in a variety of forms:

  • Safety flashes – sharing information on various incidents, near-misses and hazard observations to help avoid recurrences elsewhere in the industry.
  • DP events and incidents – enabling analysis of trends and common causes of incidents, with follow-up work with vessel operators, manufacturers, training providers and others
  • Security alerts – identifying and sharing information on threats via the Security Workgroup helps the development of guidance on avoidance tactics
  • Meeting discussions – sharing safety-related information via free discussion at committee, workgroup and regional meetings.

IMCA handles all reports confidentially. Each is anonymised and checked with contributors prior to publication or circulation to any committees or workgroups.

Join us in helping the industry further improve its safety performance. Reporting forms are available, while submissions in member company formats are equally welcome.