Dutch Safety Board ( DSB); (Dutch) (OVV), ( Onderzoeksraad Voor Veiligheid literally "Investigation Council for Safety") is based in The Hague, The Netherlands. [1 ] The first chairman was [2 ] Pieter van Vollenhoven, who served until February 2011. He was succeeded by Tjibbe Joustra, the current chairman. [3 ] [4 ]
History [ edit ]
The formation of the DSB occurred after the
Enschede fireworks disaster and the Volendam café fire. [2 ]
DSB was formed in 2005 by a merger between the defence and public transportation safety boards. It replaced the Dutch Transport Safety Board.
As of 2012 the DSB actively investigates accidents and incidents related to aviation, construction and services, crisis management and aid provision, defence, human and animal health care, industry and networks, pipelines, rail transport, shipping, and water. The DSB has the authorization to investigate accidents and incidents in any conceivable field.
Areas of investigations [ edit ]
Operational sectors of investigations include:
Aviation (commercial, passenger and private aviation)
Shipping (inland navigation and some segments of recreational navigation)
Rail transport (railways and increasingly also tram, metro and light rail)
Road transport (due to the high number of accidents, only thematic investigations)
Pipelines (pipelines, public utilities included)
Defence (military aviation, navigation, road transport, underground infrastructure)
Industry and trade (heavy industry (especially process industry, labour accidents))
Crisis management and aid provision (performance of aid and control services)
Healthcare (human and animal)
Nature and environment (impact of aviation, marine operations, railroad and transportation)
Structure [ edit ]
The board acts as an autonomous organisation. Its code of conduct is established by law.
The organisation consists of a Board and a Bureau. The Board has five permanent members, the Bureau fulfills executive tasks.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Sources [ edit ]
This article incorporates text from www.safetyboard.nl, a public domain work of the Dutch government.
External links [ edit ]
Maritime accident and incident investigation agencies