In the industrial and medical gas industry, road transportation is one of the highest risk activities. Not only can road vehicle accidents result in severe injuries to gas companies’ employees, contractors’ personnel or to third parties, but operations can also be severely impaired. In order to learn from road vehicle incidents that have occurred, they shall be thoroughly investigated, analysed, documented and reported. The objective of these activities is to identify actions that will reduce the risk of these incidents reoccurring.
This Transport Safety Information provides advice on vehicle incident investigation management. This publication does not provide guidance on how to handle vehicle and product recovery after an incident. For information on this topic, see EIGA Doc 81, Road vehicle emergency and recovery.