Beneficial practices and barriers to learning from incidents in the energy sector

After energy companies experience accidents or near-misses an investigation is usually conducted, which is summarised and often sent to similar companies around the world so many people can learn from the experiences of others. But what do people do with this summary to learn? This talk will discuss a study that investigated how 3 multi-national energy companies are trying to learn. In all 3 companies learning primarily occurred through presentations and discussion at team meetings, but each company had their own way of doing it that suited their context. Despite the differences in the way that team learning happened, there were four underlying contradictions in all the learning systems that is likely hindering learning across the sector. Join us to find out more!

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