4th Advanced Training for Accident investigators
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, and the uncertainties regarding its future evolution, the Agency has taken the decision, for the time being, to postpone all traditional planned “face-to-face” training actions, as a precautionary measure and in order to prioritise the safety of participants and staff. In order to ensure continuity of the capacity building services offered to Member States, the Agency deliver the training on a live broadcasting synchronous mode using appropriate platforms.
This was the fourth advanced training (third one delivered via Livestreaming). The course was delivered everyday with online hours from 08.00-11.00 and 12.00-14.30 with scheduled coffee/tea breaks and the lunchbreak. Despite the relatively small group, the participants were very attentive and eager to work with the material, despite following the course online via livestreaming.
The course was intended for investigators who had already acquired practical experience in conducting marine safety investigations as per Directive 2009/18/EC and is focussed on the following areas: (i) human and organisational factors, (ii) analysis, and (iii) report writing.
In total 5 participants attended the training for EU Member States (Austria, Latvia, Spain, The Netherlands, Slovenia). The training program was comprised by lectures, practical examples and group exercises with the active participation of the participants split in breakout sessions.