Mission and vision


The Safety Board's aim is the improvement of safety in the Netherlands. Its main focus is those situations in which civilians are dependent on the government, companies or organisations for their safety. The Board solely investigates when incidents or accidents occur and aims to draw lessons from the results of these investigations.



The Safety Board is objective, impartial and independent in its judgment. The Board will always be critical towards all parties concerned.


The Board is transparent is its choices to conduct an investigation or not and will give account on the investigation, used methodology and the way in which the Board forms its judgments and findings. The Safety Board will also be transparent about the course of the investigations without anticipating at the conclusions.


The Dutch Safety Board is a reliable, professional organisation. The Board is knowledgeable and makes sure that the required knowledge is present within the organisation and will also consult experts from outside the Dutch Safety Board.