The aim of this assessment task is for students to develop a comprehensive set of logic diagrams describing the sequence of events, causation sequences and outcomes of an accident. The resultant set of logic diagrams are then to be incorporated in a report which describes the event, the analysis undertaken, the sequence of events, causation sequences and outcomes of the accident.
In this assessment task you must analyse an accident that you, a family member or friend/colleague has experienced, or another accident with which you are familiar, and prepare:
· A Timeline to explain the sequence of events that led to the accident, and
· A set of Event Tree or Bowtie diagrams, to explain all the causal factors sequences and outcomes of the accident
· A report, incorporating your completed diagrams, describing your analysis and findings.
Before commencing your analysis and before the end of week 4, you must:
· Book a half hour meeting (phone, skype or face to face) with your lecturer to discuss your accident scenario and explain your preliminary understanding of its causation and outcomes
· Gain approval of your lecturer to proceed with your analysis
During this meeting students may argue the case for applying alternative logic diagrams to their chosen accident scenario to describe the sequences of events and to explain the causation sequences and outcomes.
Your comprehensive analysis should involve at least six (6) lines of enquiry (eg failures in equipment design, physical systems, organisation and culture, operating environment, documentation and the human errors, omissions and/or violations involved).