When you or your client needs someone to review a process, assess a loss, determine a cause, or bring engineering expertise to bear on an ongoing matter, then think of GOAT Forensics.
Our basic methodology: Gather, Organize, Analyze, and Test.
GATHER. We use our experience to help you understand what data is important for the matter of interest. Usually the data falls into categories related to human factors (training, experience, oversight, health, impediments, distractions) and processes, material and equipment, energy and power that interacted at the time, and environmental factors. Witness statements, process documents, local practices, regulations, standards, official reports, maintenance and training history, and other records are also needed.
ORGANIZE. Materials gathered need to be integrated with the witness information to build a deep understanding of the circumstances of the event. Rather that a sterile collection of records, the event then becomes a story that is rich in detail.
ANALYZE. Review of the regulations, accepted practices, condition of equipment, and the imparted forces on the equipment are often key. Was the process going on at the time appropriate? What were the interacting factors that led to the event? Were sequences and loads as anticipated by the responsible parties?
TEST. Hypotheses, equipment performance, alternate practices, these are all candidates for testing, all leading to a report or testimony.
The goal is to use science, experience, and knowledge in order to provide our clients with understanding. That understanding helps our clients decide the next steps toward resolution of their issues. That’s how we ensure your success.
Call us today to find out more about our skills, partners, and availability to help you.