This course provides the skills needed to investigate and analyse incidents in a structured manner,
with the aim to prevent recurrence and allow organisational learning. You will learn how to collect
evidence and analyse that in order to identify barriers that should have prevented the incident, but
which failed or were missing. This happens in most cases due to human activity – and we must
understand that to identify the preconditions and underlying causes at the organisational level that
explain why that activity – in hindsight an error – did occur. This systematic approach efficiently
discriminates between relevant and irrelevant factors.
Tripod Beta is one of the few incident investigation methods that is explicitly aimed at identifying
causes at the organisational level. Improvements at operational level usually have only a local and
limited impact. Sustainable improvement, however, can only be achieved if deficiencies at the
organisational level are resolved.
This Tripod Beta training is accredited by the Stichting Tripod Foundation, which maintains and
develops the knowledge of Tripod Beta. Course participants who pass the knowledge assessment on
the last day acquire Bronze Practitioner Accreditation. All course participants receive a certificate of