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The leading incident investigation training and rca methodology

A world leading methodology, training package and online solution for incident investigation, root cause analysis and prevention built from 400+ years of investigative experience and heritage.

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After an incident, does your organisation truly understand what went wrong and what to put in place in order to prevent it from happening again?

COMET is a unique 3-phase methodology for investigation, root cause identification and prevention. Created by professional investigators with over 300 years of investigative experience, COMET enables you to solve issues and maximise performance. 

Organisations who strive for performance improvement across their business apply COMET wherever they want to understand what went wrong, or underperformed, and prevent it from happening again. Traditional root cause analysis tends to divert effort to analysis based on less than rigorous investigation, resulting in uncoordinated or ineffective preventive actions. 

COMET recognises that emphasis on the ‘DISCOVER’ phase of event investigation generates high quality input data and gives you a solid foundation for making sound decisions for future prevention. 

The 'ANALYSE' and 'ACTION' phases lead to real root causes being revealed and confident decisions being made about future preventive actions. 

Bring a digital dimension to your incident investigations

COMET Root App drives the consistency of an investigation from gathering quality data, identifying Root Causes and delivering powerful Preventive Actions.

COMET Investigation evidence gathering on a SID Grid
Organising your investigation data
Input, organise and manage investigation data with our Significant Investigation Data (SID) Grid. 
COMET Investigation Barrier & Change Evaluation
Inbuilt evaluation tools
Identify failed or missing barriers and adverse change signposting the investigator to potential incident causation.
COMET Investigation detailing the COMET Factors ready for Root Cause Analysis
Accurately identify causation
Identify COMET Factors which are the errors, shortfalls and failures that directly led to the incident.
COMET Investigation analysing Human Factors
Unique Human Factors Analysis
The first commercially available investigation and Root Cause Analysis methodology to include accredited Human Factor Analysis functionality.
COMET Root Cause Analysis
Coded Root Cause Taxonomy
Identify root causes across COMET’s five unique Root Maps - Communication, Operating Environment, Management, Equipment and Training.
Assigning Preventive Actions in COMET
Effective Preventive Actions
Use action prompts to help create a strong preventive action programme that prevents repeat incidents and makes a lasting difference. 

Want to see COMET Root App in action?

Book a 60-minute personalised demo session with one of our COMET team members.

What our clients think

Helped us reduce first aid cases by 29%

"When we adopted COMET, we were looking for a root cause analysis tool that would help us identify underlying causes before they lead to incidents. Since adopting the tool, COMET has helped us reduce first aid cases by 29% in the last year, contributing to Corning’s best-ever safety record in 2022.

On top of this, the support from the COMET team cannot be underestimated – they are always on-hand to resolve any issues in a timely and efficient manner. I would highly recommend COMET and the STC INSISO team to anyone looking for an audit and investigation tool."

Guillermo Castillo, Global EHS Leader – OCS Division at Corning Inc.
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COMET helped us understand the systemic root causes

"The main value to LR of adopting COMET is the newfound organisational leadership education and enlightenment as to the reasons behind incident types, particularly  those which hurt us most in terms of frequency. A recent example was repeat microsleep incidents affecting our surveyors. COMET helped us understand the systemic root causes and gave the Board sufficient confidence to invest over £2 million in a preventive action programme which is already bearing fruit in terms of this type of incident reduction."

James Pomeroy,
Group Director HSEQ at Lloyds Register
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We’re maximising its value across the business

"Viridor is a relatively recent adopter of the COMET RootApp tool but is already beginning to really reap the rewards of a first class investigation system.
We’re maximising its value across the business through consistency of approach and ensuring we really do get to the root cause of our incidents so we can set the right actions to prevent recurrence.

The STC team has been hugely helpful and supportive in getting this new process implemented."

Richard Robinson,
Head of SHQS at Viridor
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Probably the best root cause analysis process and toolkit

"Probably the best root cause analysis process and toolkit. But beyond enabling us to adequately identify root causes, COMET also allows us to track trends using the root cause codes to help address systemic opportunities in our management system."

Bertrand Piredda, Director of HSES Cummins Power Systems
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Feels more like a partnership

"Borr Drilling adopted COMET across the business in 2017/2018 and since then our relationship and trust with the STC INSISO COMET team has grown immensely.

Any issues are quickly resolved or addressed and a feature of the relationship I enjoy most is that it feels more like a partnership than that of a more traditional vendor/client arrangement."

Thomas Sunde, QHSE Director at Borr Drilling
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Positive and encouraging feedback

"STC INSISO recently delivered the 3-day COMET practitioner course to GSK R&D (UK) engineering and safety professionals.

The COMET team created a bespoke course that was well received by GSK R&D with lots of positive and encouraging feedback."

Ray Duffy, EHS Manager - Projects & Engineering at GSK
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