1.7. Learning From Experience

System Revision ID ASEMS Document Version Effective From State
4772 3.1 14/03/2023 - 09:00 Extant

This clause is part of policy clause section 1 General Clauses. These clauses represent those overarching general requirements that shall be used in all instances. If the clause is self-explanatory, there may not be explicit Instructions in ASEMS - Part 2 Instructions, Guidance and Support to support them but where these are provided, the Instructions and Guidance will provide a best practice method for compliance.

Clause 1.7 of the Statute Policy mandated by DE&S states;

Operating Centres, Delivery Teams or equivalents shall ensure accidents and incidents are investigated to identify opportunities to reduce the likelihood and impact of recurrence. Lessons learned shall be shared amongst all relevant stakeholders to maximise benefit. Lessons learned (i.e. Audit Reports and LfE Artifacts) shall be shared amongst all relevant stakeholders and stored on the BMS/SharePoint as appropriate.

- Policy Clause 1.7 Learning From Experience

This page links to all of the guidance and assurance that is necessary to fulfil in order to adhere to this policy.

Procedures Subject to Policy



Effective communication of the principles, goals and outputs of the Delivery Team’s Safety Management System and Environmental Management System is essential to the success of managing safety and environmental risks. It is important to ensure that relevant responsibilities are understood and that actions should be carried out in a coordinated and efficient way.


Continuous Review

Continuous review should ensure that outputs from all EMPs are kept up to date with overall project and other developments. A review should be part of a planned process of the revision of outputs as the project progresses in order to incorporate improved or amended information, or as the result of audit findings. This procedure assists the Delivery Team in continuous review and improvements to their projects


Preliminary Hazard Identification and Analysis

This procedure provides guidance for conducting a Preliminary Hazard Identification and Analysis in order to determine the scope of the safety requirements for the system.


Hazard Identification and Analysis

This procedure provides guidance through the Hazard Identification and Analysis process, in which all credible Hazards are identified and subsequently analysed in order to establish the associated Accidents and Accident Sequences.


Hazard Log

This procedure provides guidance for the continual recording of hazards, accidents and accident sequences, including risk management information, in the Hazard Log.


In-Service Safety Management System

This procedure provides guidance for sustaining safety performance by ensuring in-service arrangements are recognised and operated.

Audit Question Set

Audit Question Set Section 1.7 Learning From Experience

The Audit Question Set used as assurance in order to adhere to the policy described in policy clause 1.7.