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Projects - Accidents

Lessons learnt from accidents seminar

  • Number: 2013/04
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 2013
9 seminars on lessons learnt from industrial accidents have been held in the recent past, in order to ease the dissemination and exchange of information between inspecting bodies of the member states. This 2 day seminar will bring together approximately 250 participants from a large cross section of EU member states and other European non-EU member states. In former 'Lessons Learnt' seminars, inspectors have presented approximately 15 selected accidents by giving technical descriptions and the results...
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  • Lead Country:
  • France

Lessons learnt from accidents: Conference in Aix en Provence 2011

  • Number: 2011/10
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 2011
Data collection and analysis concerning accidents is necessary in order to prevent new accidents from occurring again. As a consequence, it is mandatory for inspectors to have illustrations of accidents situations, in order to understand what happened indeed and which measures were finally taken in such situations.  
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  • Lead Country:
  • France

Lessons learnt from Accidents – 2009

  • Number: 2009/01
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 2009

This seminar  took place on 3-4 June, 2009 in Paris (France): 19 countries involved, including France – registration of 270 persons including 44 participants coming from EU countries apart from France including Turkey and Croatia - presentations of 21 recent accidents.

Various kinds of recent accidents concerning different fields were presented : e.g. 3 accidents in refineries, major release of oil in a tank farm in Ambes in...


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  • Lead Country:
  • France

Lessons Learned from Accidents – 2007

  • Number: 2007/14
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 2007
A seminar for environmental inspectors from EU MS to exchange information and experiences on lessons learnt from serious industrial accidents was held in May 2007 in Paris. During this seminar 19 recent industrial accidents of different EU MS were presented. 3 accidents in refineries, explosion in the Buncefield oil farm in 2005 in the UK, a release of crude oil in Belgium in 2005, release of toxic gas from a vacuum truck at an installation for treating hazardous waste in Germany in 2005, explosion...
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  • Lead Country:
  • France

Lessons Learned from Accidents – 2005

  • Number: 2005/11
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 2005
A seminar for environmental inspectors from EU MS to exchange information and experiences on lessons learnt from serious industrial accidents was held in June 2005 in Caen. During this seminar 18 recent industrial accidents of different EU MS were presented, illustrating the installation, the accident and consequences in detail, origin, causes and circumstances of the accident and the actions taken
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  • Lead Country:
  • France

Lessons Learned from Accidents – 2003

  • Number: 2003/01
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 2003
This is the report of the 9th seminar on industrial accidents organised for the 5th time within the scope of the European IMPEL network in Dijon in November 2003. In total 19 industrial accidents (in France Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy) - are described, illustrating the installation, the accident and consequences in detail, origin, causes and circumstances of the accident, and the action taken.
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  • Lead Country:
  • France

Lessons Learned from Accidents – 2002

  • Number: 2002/03
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 2002
This is the report of the 8th seminar on industrial accidents organised for the 4th time within the scope of the European IMPEL network in Dijon in June 2002. In total 16 industrial accidents (in France, U.K., The Netherlands and Belgium) - are described, illustrating the installation, the accident and consequences in detail, origin, causes and circumstances of the accident and the action taken. For more information please visit: http://www.aria.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/IMPEL-Seminar--3918.html.
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  • Lead Country:
  • France

Lessons Learned from Accidents – 2000

  • Number: 2000/09
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 2000
This report contains the proceedings of the meeting of environmental inspectors on industrial accidents held in Lyon on 6 and 7 June 2000. In total 16 accidents, most of them in France, were reported. Each report has a description of the incident, the origin, causes and circumstances of the accident, actions taken and conclusions including lessons learnt.
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  • Lead Country:
  • France

Lessons Learned from Accidents – 1999

  • Number: 1999/01
  • Status: Finalised
  • Period: 1999
The report contains the proceedings of the meeting with environmental inspectors on industrial accidents in Lyon, France 27-28 April 1999. The report stresses the role of the inspecting authority in collecting information about an accident and the importance of feeding the information back to those that could make use of it. A total of 14 accidents, most of them in France, were reported. The accidents range from explosion and fires in chemical plants and gas leakage from vessels to rescue of...
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  • Lead Country:
  • France