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Mishap Reviews

The Mishap Review is the key step in finding out why a mishap occurred so we can prevent it from happening again by strengthening our risk controls.

This page, and the guidance provided in CAPR 160-2, should give any member the basic information they need to perform a thorough mishap review on any minor mishap.   If you need assistance, check with you Safety Officer, your wing or region director of safety, or contact us at SAFETY@CAPNHQ.GOV


Mishap Review Training

A new Mishap Reviews course is available to help Review Officers.  This course, coupled with the guidance in CAPR 160-2, will provide you a systematic approach to performing a mishap review. 

To take the course and quiz: 
1)  Click on this link:  CAP LMS .  That will take you to the CAP Learning Management System.
2)  In LMS, click on the AXIS link in the upper left corner of the page
3)  In AXIS, click on the Course Catalog, select "Safety" from the drop-down menu, then select Mishap Reviews
4)  Make sure you take the quiz so eServices will record your training!

To download the briefing for personal reference (note, members will ONLY get eServices credit if they take the quiz in AXIS):
1)  Click here:   Mishap Reviews

Mishap Review Template 

Mishap Review Report Template  This fillable Word Template, guided by the mishap review training (above) will guide you through the process of writing a mishap review that will answer the questions and fill in the blanks.  Use this template to write your mishap review, save it, and upload it as an attachment on the mishap page in SIRS.

The Five M's for Mishap Reviews

The Five M's for Mishap Reviews    This document should give you a good understanding of how and why we use the Five M's when conducting a mishap review.  If you would like to share the technique or train other members in the use of the 5 M's, there's also a discussion starter at the end.

The Five M Mishap Review Worksheets  

The worksheets listed in the right margin will help guide your data gathering for various common types of mishaps.  The worksheets provide some common questions you might want to ask in each of the 5 M categories.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  These questions are just starters... every mishap is unique, with its own set of circumstances, and you must ask "why" to make sure you get to all the contributing factors.



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