Against the background of debate about the methodology and validity of accident investigation techniques, taking accidents seriously is essential in a health and safety conscious culture. The aim is to reduce the likelihood of reoccurrence of similar incidents. Recording of data from incidents and near misses and communicating the results throughout the organisation ensures drivers are aware of company concerns and gain knowledge from the experience of other drivers.
Management can analyse statistics and trends learning when and where incidents are more likely to occur and preventive measures can be introduced. Where necessary training can be offered and targeted to those most in need, policies can be altered or introduced to encompass information gathered and communicate management concerns to all personnel.