Accident Investigation Training

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Course Facts

Duration: 1 Day/s
Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements
Assessment: This course is not assessed
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Accident Investigation Training Course Information

Everything you need to know about TSW’s Accident Investigation Training course. Click on any of the titles to find out more and take you closer to booking your place.

This course will be valuable for anyone with responsibility for investigating workplace accidents, including:

  • Health and safety advisors/officers
  • Safety Representatives
  • Managers
  • Supervisors

Course Prerequisites

Although no formal preparation is required for this course, it would be useful for delegates to be aware of their current policies.

Course Content

This accident investigation course covers the following content:

  • The legal aspects of accident investigation
  • Overview of current legislation
  • Examples from case studies
  • Carrying out investigation and completing an accident report
  • What is an accident or incident / near miss
  • Why you should investigate both
  • Methods of investigation
  • Determining the true cause
  • Expected results of the investigation
  • Formal report writing for senior managers

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the legal framework for health and safety and the requirements for recording and reporting accidents, ill health and incidents
  • Understand accident sequences and the role of human factors
  • Understand the process and purpose of investigating incidents/near misses or accidents
  • Understand the benefits of proactive health and safety management and the role of reactive monitoring in the safety management system
  • Collect data for analysis 
  • Prepare a formal accident report

This course is not assessed as standard

However, we can integrate end-of-course assessment upon request to ensure your staff are deemed knowledgeable and competent following the course.


In-House Delivery Exclusively For Your Organisation

This course can be delivered exclusively for your organisation, in any location or virtually through Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Read more on our in-house training services.

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Our Accident Investigation Training Trainers

At TSW we pride ourselves on the expertise and quality of our trainers and consultants. Each is chosen for their working experience and hard-earned knowledge in this course subject.

Here are just some of our trainers for this course:

Alun Harper Portrait Image - TSW Health and Safety Trainer
Alun Harper
Alun is an experienced Health and Safety trainer who has been delivering and designing courses for 25 years.
Luke Pitt Portrait Image - TSW Health and Safety Trainer
Luke Pitt
Luke has 20 years experience in Health and Safety and holds Chartered IOSH status. He is renowned for bringing health and safety training to life!

Our Accident Investigation Training Course Dates

We run this course on demand at a time and place to suit you and your team.
Please contact us to chat about this course and your training needs

Transform Your Workforce With In-House Training

At TSW, we recognise that each organisation has unique needs. That’s why our in-house training programmes aim to address your specific challenges and objectives. To do that we ensure that the training content is directly relevant to your team’s roles and responsibilities, making the learning experience more impactful and immediately applicable.

At TSW, we recognise that each organisation has unique needs. Our bespoke in-house training programmes are designed to address your specific challenges and objectives. This ensures that the training content is directly relevant to your team’s roles and responsibilities, making the learning experience more impactful and immediately applicable.

Training several employees via public courses can be both costly and logistically difficult. With TSW’s in-house training, you save on travel and accommodation expenses, and the overall cost per delegate is significantly lowered. This makes in-house training a cost-effective solution, particularly for larger groups.

TSW’s in-house training sessions are arranged to fit your schedule, minimising operational disruptions. Whether you prefer weekdays, weekends, or evening sessions, we can accommodate your needs. Conducting training at your premises ensures your team remains in a familiar environment, enhancing the learning experience and reducing downtime.

In-house training at TSW brings your team together, fostering better communication and collaboration. Employees can share experiences and build stronger working relationships. This not only boosts morale but also promotes a unified approach to problem-solving within your organisation.

Public training sessions can pose risks when discussing company-specific issues. TSW’s in-house training guarantees confidentiality, allowing your team to freely address and resolve internal challenges. This level of discretion is crucial for maintaining a competitive edge and operational integrity.

By delivering training in the workplace, TSW ensures that employees can immediately apply what they’ve learned. This immediate integration of new skills helps in retaining knowledge and enhances overall productivity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In this section you will find all of the questions we are frequently asked about this course. Still can’t find the information you are looking for?
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A good accident investigator combines detailed analysis, technical knowledge, and strong interpersonal skills to uncover accident causes and recommend safety improvements. They must be detail-oriented, impartial, knowledgeable about regulations, and able to communicate findings clearly.

Here are some of the technical skills, analytical abilities, and interpersonal skills they need:

Analytical Skills

  • Attention to Detail: Scrutinise all incident aspects and collect precise data
  • Critical Thinking: Evaluate evidence logically without assumptions

Technical Knowledge

  • Safety Standards: Know OSHA guidelines, industry regulations, and company policies
  • Investigation Techniques: Proficient in root cause analysis methods
  • Technical Expertise: Helps to understand machinery, processes, and materials involved

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication: Effective interviewing and clear report writing
  • Empathy: Handle sensitive situations with care
  • Collaboration: Work well with other investigators and management

Problem-Solving Ability

  • Root Cause Identification: Determine underlying causes of accidents.
  • Preventative Mindset: Develop recommendations to prevent future incidents.

Objectivity and Integrity

  • Unbiased Approach: Maintain impartiality and focus on facts.
  • Ethical Standards: Adhere to ethical principles.

Training and Experience

  • Education: Background in occupational safety or a related field with qualifications such as the NEBOSH General or higher
  • Certification: Credentials like Chartered IOSH status or similar
  • Experience: Hands-on investigation experience

Documentation and Reporting

  • Thorough Documentation: Keep accurate records and evidence
  • Clear Reporting: Write detailed, understandable reports

Human Factors Knowledge

  • Behaviour Understanding: Recognise the role of human error and ergonomics
  • Behavioural Analysis: Assess worker behaviour and training impacts

Legal and Regulatory Awareness

  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance with legal requirements
  • Legal Implications: Understand potential legal consequences

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