Storybuilder can help in accident investigation by entering accident paths into a graphically enhanced database Analysis of the accident paths provides information about the direct and root causes of accidents.
The accident analysis with Storybuilder can help prepare and
conduct inspections of improvements to prevent occupational
accidents. For all types of accidents so-called fact sheets are
produced, that give data such as numbers of accidents and severity
of accidents. Also information can be produced about immediate
causes (e.g. pedestrian was invisible for the driver) and the root
causes that can be traced back to management tasks (e.g. create a
pedestrian area without access for vehicles). Further analyses are
available on accidents in a number of specific sectors and with
specific equipment such as fork lift trucks. Documents with these
analyses are available on the underlying pages.
Storybuilder is designed as an interim step towards a risk model for occupational accidents, ORCA. Based on the analysis of over 9100 accidents investigated by the Labour Inspectorate, generic accident scenarios were developed. They represent specific types of accidents. A total of 36 generic accidents models were composed, ranging from falls from height accidents to confined spaces, explosion, etc. At present more accidents are analysed, so that by the end of 2012 Storybuilder will contain all accidents examined by the Labour Inspectorate from the period 1998-2010. These approximate 26,000 accidents are available for further consultation. In addition, a user friendly version of Story Builder will be developed, which can be used by companies to analyze their own accidents.