Accident Investigation

Course Details

The aim of course is to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge to undertake an accident investigation including how to effectively Investigate Accidents and determine: Immediate; Underlying and Root Causal factors.

Benefits to you

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the legal, moral and financial reasons to investigate accidents
  • Use recognised techniques to get to the root cause as mentioned in HSG 245

Course Contents

  • Understand the legal, moral and financial reasons to investigate accidents
  • Recognise the key parts of accident investigation systems as per the HSE Guidance in HSG 245
  • Examine how to identify the Immediate; Underlying and Root Causal factors in an accident investigation
  • Recognise how safety management systems such as HSG 65 are linked to the accident investigation
  • Demonstrate how to use questioning and communication techniques during an accident investigation.
  • How to avoid some of the pitfalls and poor practice which affects the accident investigation process
  • Use a case study to explore and complete the accident investigation forms recommended in HSG 245
  • Recognise relevant issues around ‘Behavioural Safety’ that link to Accident Investigations

Who should attend?

All staff that have a responsibility to investigate accidents within the workplace as required under: HSG 65; The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999;