Kirsten van Schaardenburgh-Verhoeve

MSc., MPS, Accredited Tripod Beta Practitioner / Trainer / Assessor

Incidenteel – Training & Consultancy / Dutch Safety Board

Location: The Netherlands

Telephone:  +31 (0) 6 27 65 86 84 /+31 (0) 6 102 17 568

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has over 10 years of experience in the field of accident investigation in a wide range of industries: from rail, road, aviation, and production to healthcare, IT and public administration.She is an experienced Tripod BETA trainer, facilitator, practitioner and assessor, who uses Tripod BETA as a tool rather than a goal. Tripod BETA is one of the tools to facilitate incident investigation. Besides Tripod BETA, she is more than average experienced in Sequentially-Timed-Events-Plotting (STEP) and System-Theoretic-Accident-Modelling-Process (STAMP). She is co-author of the book ‘methodological aspects of accident investigation’ (2012, in Dutch). Kirsten has a Master of Science in cognitive psychology (2000, Leiden University), a Bachelor in Occupational Safety (2002, HVK, PHOV) and a Master of Public safety (2009, Delft University). She is an experienced and enthusiastic trainer, with a wide range of trainer certificates (f.e. basic trainer skills, group dynamics, and a variety of training methods).

As Senior Advisor Investigation & Development at the Dutch Safety Board she is involved in the entire process of accident investigation: from the design and execution of the investigation up to strategies to achieve impact. She facilitates team sessions, the application of methods, and together with her team - develops good practices of accident investigation. She provides a wide range of training for the Dutch Safety Board investigators, including Tripod BETA.

As trainer and consultant at Incidenteel, her expertise is available to other organisations than the Dutch Safety Board. Her focus is on learning from incidents: (1) identifying the course of events, underlying factors, areas for improvement, and intervention strategies; (2) training investigators how to conduct investigations and to achieve impact; (3) facilitating organisations how to organise learning form incidents; (4) continuously improving methods for investigation and achieving impact.

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