RISE has great experience in conducting fire cause investigations on different types of vehicles, such as buses, wheel loaders, forest machines, mining machines and boats. Through a specifically designed methodology, the vehicle is inspected with the aim of determine the origin of the fire and as far as possible exclude other potential causes. The entire vehicle is examined systematically, including the electrical systems and batteries, fuel-, exhaust-, hydraulic- and transmission systems, wheel wells, driver- and passenger compartments and any other area or system relevant to the fire scenario. In addition, information about the circumstances around the incident is gathered from witnesses, e.g. the driver and the Rescue Service and vehicle service reports are analyzed when relevant.
RISE provides comprehensive investigation reports with good photographs and drawings in order for the report to be legally compliant in the country of investigation. The conclusions are based on scientific methods and well established knowledge.
The many researchers and specialists within RISE give support to the fire investigations. Any technical question can be directed to personal with specialized knowledge within the area of concern.