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During the Cause Analysis phase, one or more causes of a near miss or incident may be identified and recorded in the system. The cause can be described, and Root Causes selected from a preconfigured list of causes. The form will then allocate the cause to the appropriate Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Element.

Recording a cause identified for a near miss.

In this example, the Operations and Maintenance HSE Element has been allocated because of the Root Causes selected.


Definition & Information

Critical Factor

A critical factor which was a cause of the incident.

Summary of Evidence

The evidence that led to identifying the critical factor.

Root Cause

A specific system that was identified as an underlying Root Cause of the incident.

HSE Element

The HSE element that this cause is associated with.