Learning from accidents is important in order to avoid similar accidents in the future. Tukes publishes information on accidents occurred in Finland so that companies, employees and consumers could identify and manage the risks associated with their own operations.

Companies can use the information on accidents for the following purposes, among others

  • to assist in risk assessment: What kinds of accidents have occurred?
  • in training: Could this happen to us? How is it prevented?

Investigated accidents

Tukes establishes its own accident investigation team if this is required in order to determine the causes (not liability).

In most cases, Tukes establishes an accident investigation team if

  • somebody has died or seriously injured in an accident
  • the accident has caused significant environmental or property damage
  • the event could have escalated into a serious accident.

The aim of the accident investigations carried out by Tukes is to identify the accident causes and use that information to prevent similar accidents in the future. The accident investigation reports are published (in Finnish). 

Flow of accident information

An accident or incident happens

Notify Tukes about the accident/incident (in Finnish)

Tukes processes the accident
Tukes's accident inspector reviews the causes of the accident and corrective measures. If necessary, Tukes may start a more extensive accident investigation

Tukes publishes information about accident causes
E.g. companies may use it as training material or as background information when doing risk assessments. Tukes utilizes the information in its accident prevention work.

Learning from the accident