In this Insurance Institute of London (IIL) marine & energy lecture Robert Glynn will discuss various energy related losses in detail, explaining how people’s actions either caused or exacerbated these incidents.
After natural perils events, human failings are deemed to be the second largest cause of significant loss events. Whether these occur simply by the disregarding of procedures; not understanding the situation that was being presented; using novel ideas; failures in quality assurance and control; failures in design; lack of appropriate training, etc., there are many ways that human actions can lead to disasters. This lecture is intended to show how these losses occurred and what lessons can be learnt from them.
By the end of this lecture members would have gained an insight into:
• How human actions can lead to catastrophe
• The importance of appropriate training
• The reasons why procedures are developed and should be followed
• Why it is important to have experienced personnel involved in all decision making