Accident Investigation Training

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Course Overview

Our accident investigation training course will give you a broad understanding of the accident investigation process and the methods of investigation.

Even with all the health and safety training, precautions, preventative equipment and risk assessments it is impossible to foresee and prevent every single eventuality. It may also be the case that certain actions were not performed correctly, were inadequate, or mistakes were made that could have been prevented.

By performing accident investigation effectively, management can get to the bottom of how an accident occurred, with the primary objective of using the information gathered to prevent a similar incident from occurring again. It may also be the case that a particular accident was not too serious, and the subsequent control and preventative measures put in place as a result of investigation findings help to prevent a much more serious accident.

A thorough investigation into any workplace accident is necessary to help prevent recurrences and to demonstrate to relevant authorities, such as the HSE, that appropriate remedial action has or is being taken.

Who is this Course For?

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

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

What does this accident investigation course cover?

The course will cover

  • 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 miss 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

How is this Course Assessed?

There will be a multiple-choice question exam at the end of the course alongside a management report task.

Pre-course preparation

Although there is no formal preparation required for this course it would be useful for delegates to be aware of their current policies and have a sample risk assessment to bring with them on the first day.

Why Choose TSW Training for your Courses?

TSW Training is a leading Health and Safety, Environmental, Leadership and Management training provider working with PLCs and SME clients across the UK.

Rated 4.8/5 in 1,179 reviews by learners on independent training course evaluator, Coursecheck, TSW Training has been a trusted and established training provider of choice for 56 years.

Work with TSW Training and you have access to our closely curated team of quality-assured experts, consultants, and trainers.

In-House Delivery Exclusively For Your Ogranisation

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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Frequently Asked Questions

This course can be delivered either in-house (exclusively for your organisation and staff), or virtually. 

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