March 11, 2008 | Mark Paradies

What Can You Learn from the Start Up of the UK’s Rail Accident Investigation Branch?


Carolyn Griffiths is the Chief Inspector of the UK Rail Accident Investigation Branch.

The UK RAIB is an independent investigative organization that by law investigates the UK’s railway accidents and incidents. The purpose of their investigations is not to apportion blame or to enforce laws, but rather to improve railway safety and prevent future accidents. For questions about the UK RAIB see:

Carolyn is a Keynote Speaker at the TapRooT® Summit in Las Vegas on June 25-27. She will speak about her experiences starting up the UK RAIB in 2004/2005 and some investigation lessons learned from the RAIB’s initial investigations.

What can you learn?

Every investigator or head of an investigation organization can learn from the experiences of others. In talking to Carolyn, I found that her approach to getting good investigations, the training she requires for her investigators, and the challenges of getting investigations completed were all interesting topics to hear about.

That’s what’s great about the Summit. You will not only hear the RAIB’s Chief Inspector talk, but also, you will have the opportunity for one-on-one conversations to ask questions, share best practices, and make a new contact in your network of professional associates.

For more Summit information and to register, see:

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