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Safety Flashes – a look back at recent trends

This is a summary of the seventeen IMCA Safety Flashes published so far during 2021. All the published safety events or incidents are available on the IMCA website as individual web pages at Safety Flashes, comprising a number of events or incidents collected as a PDF, are circulated to members by email.

The 17 Flashes comprised 82 individual incidents or events. 55 of those incidents or events came from 22 IMCA members. We welcome Safety Flash submissions from our members.  The best option is to put an IMCA email address on your internal distribution list – several contractors have done this.  Members can send information to IMCA in any format provided the text can be copied, or you may use the submission template found here.

IMCA Safety Flashes summarise key safety matters and incidents, allowing lessons to be more easily learnt for the benefit of all. The effectiveness of the IMCA Safety Flash system depends on Members sharing information and so avoiding repeat incidents. Please consider adding [email protected] to your internal distribution list for safety alerts or manually submitting information on incidents you consider may be relevant. All information is anonymised or sanitised, as appropriate.

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IMCA makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained in the documents it publishes, but IMCA shall not be liable for any guidance and/or recommendation and/or statement herein contained. The information contained in this document does not fulfil or replace any individual’s or Member's legal, regulatory or other duties or obligations in respect of their operations. Individuals and Members remain solely responsible for the safe, lawful and proper conduct of their operations.