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The ATSB has welcomed the findings of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s (TSB’s) independent review into the ATSB’s investigation methodologies and processes.

Publicly released by the TSB today, the review found that both TSB and ATSB investigation methodologies either met or exceeded international best-practice standards.

The review also made 14 recommendations for improvements in how the ATSB conducts transport safety investigations.

ATSB Chief Commissioner Mr Martin Dolan said he requested the TSB to conduct the review as they have a similar legislative framework to the ATSB and a long-standing commitment to systemic investigation to improve safety.

“The TSB’s independent review has provided valuable independent insight into the ATSB’s investigation methodologies and procedures, and how these compare to international best practice,” Mr Dolan said.

“While I’m pleased to see that the ATSB mostly met or exceeded international investigative standards, there is clearly room for improvement.

“We will carefully and methodically work through the review’s findings as part of our ongoing efforts to improve our processes and procedures.

“I am sincerely grateful for the valuable time and effort our Canadian colleagues have contributed to complete this important piece of work.”

The ATSB Commission will provide TSB a detailed, formal response to the review in early 2015. This response will be made publicly available at the ATSB website.

The report of the TSB review can be found on the TSB website at www.bst-tsb.gc.ca.


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Last update 02 December 2014