International case studies that demonstrate the need for confidential reporting
The case studies presented here draw from real-life accidents in a broad spread of industries in the last few years – for example, oil and gas, and the nuclear industry. They are topical, and there are plenty of safety lessons to learn, lessons which can be applied wherever safety is of paramount importance.
The emphasis is on sharing, learning and possible prevention, aligning with CIRAS’s stated purpose to provide an early warning system. The question of how confidential reporting may have helped avert loss of life, environmental damage and reputational damage, is the underlying theme that links these case studies together.