Accidents and incidents are an unfortunate reality of the workplace, and it is both a moral and a legal requirement that businesses undertake a full and proper accident investigation to determine the true causes and rectify them.
Our accident investigation course is aimed at those persons responsible for leading or participating in accident investigations, and aims to equip them with the broad base of skills needed to undertake the task along with how to reduce the risk of expensive litigation and criminal proceedings, and establish the importance of correct methods of accident investigation. It will also help those who may be involved in the process such as supervisors, managers and directors.
What Does the Accident Investigation Course Cover?
The syllabus of the Accident Investigation covers relevant issues such as:
- Who should be involved in accident investigation and when it should start
- What should be reported to the enforcing authorities (including RIDDOR)
- The role of the enforcing authorities in accident investigation
- Collecting and analysing evidence
- Techniques to carry out basic interviews and compile acceptable witness statements
- Understanding the concept of causal analysis - Immediate, Underlying and Root causes
What Will The Accident Investigation Course Give Me?
At the conclusion of the Accident Investigation course, delegates will have a good understanding of the basic accident investigation process.
They will also be able to take the initiative in finding out what went wrong, why, and how to make sure that it does not happen again.
Our health and safety consultants are qualified and experienced professionals with an appropriate background in this topic.
All course tutors are experienced in delivering engaging health and safety training, and hold professional membership of the chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
This course is primarily delivered in-house at your premises. The course content can be tailored to your specific requirements, taking into account the specific dangers and working practices of your particular company and industry. It can also be combined with one or more other courses to create a truly bespoke training programme for your employees.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our Accident Investigation open course is delivered over one day.
When run as an in-house course, an advanced version is available lasting 2 days which involves a practical accident investigation scenario and a more detailed module on witness statements.
Each delegate will be issued with a workbook to assist them both during and after the course, which will contain information, guidance and forms to assist accident investigations and investigators.
The course is designed to be interactive, allowing delegates the opportunity to develop their skills with the support of the course tutor.