The main objective of accident investigation is prevention.
Finding the causes of an accident and taking steps to control or eliminate it can help prevent similar accidents from happening in the future.
To explain why and how an accident happened, investigators must collect information on the events that took place before and during the event. Our Model Accident Investigation Form documents the steps that were taken immediately after the accident to deal with the emergency and to begin the investigation. It also identifies the procedures to be followed within specified time frames.