In "A Roadmap for 21st Century Chemical Engineering" published in May 2007 IChemE states (in 3.2.3 Open Dialogue - Learning from Past Successes and Failures) that:
Repetition of past mistakes that threaten the health and safety of communities and of the environment in which they live is unacceptable. While there is universal agreement on the importance of learning from past experience around the world, very few organisations have a structured system for gathering such information and even fewer seek to disseminate it across industry. IChemE is dedicated to learning lessons from the past, reporting the lessons and the analysis, and disseminating information on incidents in a useful, relevant way that can be accessed by all members of the profession and others who wish to know.
It goes on to state that:
IChemE will work to influence industry groups and regulators to take a more proactive approach to passing on lessons learnt. We will strive to break down the barriers that blame and litigation create to prevent lessons from accidents being rapidly disseminated to those who would benefit through the adoption of 'just cultures' that focus on learning, not on establishing blame.
By arrangement with HSE a selection of old or out-of-print accident reports are available through the links below. This information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE or the Safety and Loss Prevention Special Interest Group.