Accident investigation is an essential part of any workplace health and safety management system and ensures that accidents are analysed and the root causes identified. The recommendations for improvement made during this process not only help prevent reoccurrence but strengthen the management system in place.
The training provider offer this training as a one day course.
Who Should Attend?
Health and safety advisers, safety representatives, managers, supervisors and any person with the responsibility for investigating accidents in the workplace will find this course invaluable. There are no prerequisites for delegates attending this training course.
On completion of the course delegates will:
- Understand the legal requirements for accident investigation
- Understand the principals of accident causation and prevention
- Be capable of investigating the scene of an accident
- Be able to interview victims and witnesses
- Be able to identify direct and root causes of accidents
- Be able to carry out an accident investigation, write a report and make recommendations for
- Purpose of investigation
- Legal requirements
- Cost of accidents
- Benefits of accident prevention
- Accident causation
- Unsafe acts, unsafe conditions and root causes
- Interview techniques
- Format of investigation report
- Objectives of accident reporting
- Notification and reporting requirements
- Practical exercise
- External project (optional)
Certification and Assessment
Delegates will be assessed on their input during the practical exercise and their feedback. Course certification lasts 3 years.
Suggested Follow on and Complementary Courses:
Risk Assessment Workshop, IOSH Managing Safely