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 and were inadequate, or mistakes were made that should have been prevented.

By performing accident investigation effectively, management can get to the bottom of how the 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Other courses you might look to if this doesn't quite fit what you are looking for are:

If you are unsure which course is for you or your employees, please call and speak with one of our Learning and Development Advisor on 01656 644 300 or alternatively send us an enquiry here