Kelvin TOP-SET Ltd  

Kelvin TOP-SET Inc
12 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1100
Houston,  TX  77046

United States
  • Booth: 1061

Kelvin TOP-SET has operated around the world and in numerous industries for over 30 years. Our primary focus is the teaching of incident investigation with the aim of improving safety, reducing downtime, and improving operational effectiveness.  Headquartered in Scotland with an office in the USA and a presence in Brazil, we also have consultants in several other countries. Operating in over 40 countries, TOP-SET is a leading expert in incident investigation.

We do 3 things: 1) we teach incident investigation courses at varying levels depending on client’s requirements 2) we lead and facilitate investigations and 3) we offer world-leading incident investigation software.

Courses are offered in the UK, USA, Middle and Far East and are also available in-company. The highly interactive courses lead participants through every aspect of investigation so that they can effectively investigate workplace incidents. To support the courses we have an e-learning Root Cause Analysis programme and various other software products.


  • Kelvin TOP-SET 3-Day Senior Investigator Course
    Learn to fully utilise the TOP-SET system to guide your team to investigate methodically with confidence and unearth the real root causes of an incident....

  • The Kelvin TOP-SET 3-Day Senior Investigator course is designed for professionals and managers who may be required to lead an incident investigation team. This is an intensive course that teaches attendees the ideas underpinning the TOP-SET methodology, and the specific steps of the process of investigating an incident using TOP-SET. The course covers every aspect of investigating an incident including creation of the investigation team, formulation of the incident statement, planning of the investigation, gathering and storage of data, interviewing techniques, Storyboarding, Root Cause Analysis and creation of standardised reports and SMART actions. In addition much time is spent uniquely, in demonstrating and discussing human behaviour in terms of both the investigators and those involved in the incident itself. During the course, the behavioural bias of investigators is demonstrated, along with the consequential pitfalls. Throughout, the ultimate responsibilities of humans in all incidents is discussed and debated.
  • Kelvin TOP-SET 1-Day Investigator Course
    Learn to use the TOP-SET system to enhance your investigation skills and become an active member of your incident investigation team....

  • The 1-Day Investigator course is specifically designed for managers, supervisors and safety representatives who are required to take part in incident investigations but not necessarily required to lead the investigation team. The course introduces delegates to the Kelvin TOP-SET incident investigation system and teaches participants the specific steps of investigating an incident using the TOP-SET process. A variety of short case studies and worked examples are used to stimulate discussion and reinforce the concepts being taught.
  • Kelvin TOP-SET Tutor Development
    Adopt One Standardised Incident Investigation System Throughout Your Company - Become a Kelvin TOP-SET Tutor...

  • If you are an experienced investigator and would like to learn more about the TOP-SET system in order to teach these world-leading incident investigation techniques and skills to your colleagues then the Tutor Development Courses will be of interest to you.
    If you have previously attended the 3-Day Senior Investigator Course within the last 2 years (otherwise, please contact the office), successful completion of the Tutor Development Course will allow you to become a Kelvin TOP-SET Tutor of 1-Day Investigator Courses within your own organisation. The course begins with a short introductory session of the first afternoon where you will be set a task to complete prior to the following days course.
  • Investigator 3
    Investigator 3 truly is the ultimate tool for the efficient and effective investigation of medium to high potential incidents....

  • Use the powerful Investigator 3 software to plan and run your incident investigations seamlessly from the creation of the initial incident statement right up to the production of a standardised report and SMART recommendations.  

    Investigator 3 is the only software tool to combine the three best practice incident investigation and analysis methods; the Kelvin TOP-SET incident investigation methodology, the Tripod Beta incident analysis methodology and the Root Cause Analysis (RCA or RCFA) method. Investigator 3 guides users through each stage of the investigation process and helps the user to unearth, document and share the real root causes of an incident. It is a great incident reporting tool.

  • Blackbox
    There has never been a simpler, more effective tool for investigating 95% of all incidents....

  • Use the intuitive Blackbox software to easily investigate low potential incidents such as slips trips and falls and quickly produce consistent standardised reports.

    Investigators’ BlackBox is a user friendly software tool designed to speed up and standardise investigations into low potential / low risk incidents and near misses.

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