The UK Rail Accident Investigation Branch has released their annual report for 2012. CLICK HERE to download the report.

Carolyn Griffiths, the Chief Inspector at the RAIB, starts the report with an interesting observation … that they see some accidents types happen over an over again from one year to the next. She says that this is evidence that the industry needs to do more.

That brings up two important questions …

1) Are you reviewing your accident history on a periodic basis and have you looked for recurring events?

2) If you have noticed recurring events, why are they happening? Why haven’t you be successful in preventing recurrence?

Some serious thought is needed to learn from our past experience and to make sure that we don’t relive history.