Safety and Loss Prevention

Forensic Engineering: Failure, Investigation and Learning – the Anatomy of a Loss

Forensic Engineering: Failure, Investigation and Learning – the Anatomy of a Loss
  • Date From 3rd December 2019
  • Date To 3rd December 2019
  • Price Free
  • Location Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ, UK


In the aftermath of a loss, focus turns to getting to the root cause and causal factors associated with the loss. Many parties have interest in this activity, and with often different agendas, ranging from the Operator’s desire to learn and take actions to ensure the event or similar events are not repeated within the company; the regulators’/standards providers’ need to ensure that learnings are made available to a wider audience and as necessary change regulation or practice; the insurers’ need to establish if the loss is covered and the associated quantum; and the lawyers’ need to gather evidence to support criminal or civil actions arising from such a loss.

With such different needs, an industry has developed to support for the needs of all the above parties, to allow detailed forensic analysis to be conducted and to ensure the truth is reasonably established.


This event will look at three different aspects of this process, including:

  • Material Failure Investigation & Analysis
  • Incident Investigation
  • Forensic Accounting

This Hazards Forum event will bring together expert speakers from a variety of diverse fields which will be key in solving these challenges.  

This event is kindly sponsored by the IChemE and will be chaired by their President, Stephen Richardson.

Registration, tea and coffee is available from 17:30, and lectures will commence at 18:00. The event will conclude with a networking drinks reception.

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