Mission and values

Increase safety through investigation.
Independent, transparent and professional

The Dutch 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 Dutch Safety Board uses three values.


The Safety Board is objective, impartial and independent in its judgement. 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.