Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Accidents 101 Series – Preparing for Accident Investigation

To be prepared to conduct an accident investigation, a kit should be assembled containing the basic tools needed for the investigation.  The following is a list of basic tools every kit should contain.  However, additional safety equipment may be needed depending on the situation being investigated.
  • High visibility tape or rope
  • Pencils
  • Ruler and measuring tape
  • Graph paper
  • Camera with Film or cell phone with photo capabilities
  • Photography log
  • Plastic bags and envelopes
  • Containers with caps
  • Clip board and note paper
In addition, personal protective equipment should be worn if needed while conducting the investigation at the accident scene.