autumn 2020
SVF-3206 Safety Management and Accident Investigation - 10 ECTS

Last changed 31.12.2020

Type of course

The course can not be taken as a singular course

Course content

The course will provide both theoretical and empirical components to address the course content. The first section of the course will provide an introduction to safety management, by introducing established theoretical approaches, the systems approach and perspectives on regulation. The second section will focus on the practices of safety management: safety policy, standards, risk assessment, learning, safety culture, monitoring, reporting and auditing. The third section is dedicated to accident investigation. Here students will be introduced to different approaches to accident investigation.

Objectives of the course


  • The candidate shall have acquired an understanding of different theoretical approaches to safety management.
  • The candidate shall have acquired an understanding of different theoretical approaches to accident investigation.
  • The candidate shall have acquired knowledge of different methods organisastions apply in in safety management and accident investigation..


  • The candidate can evaluate safety management systems, based on theory.
  • The candidate can conduct an accident investigation, based on different methods.

General competence

  • The candidate has an understanding of safety management.
  • The candidate can conduct and present the results of an accident investigation.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures, group-work and own studies


Written home exam with letter grading A - E, F - fail. 

Re-sit exam will be arranged early in the following semester for students that failed the regular exam or had documented legitimate absence.

To take the final exam the following mandatory assignments have to be done: written report based on group work.

Lectures and exam will be given in the English language. Exam to be answered in the English language.


  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: SVF-3206
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