Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis


Accidents are significant events that trace their roots back to management system failures. They often result from a single failure. That failure however may be a symptom of deeper problems within the management systems. Only with a full understanding of what happened, how it happened and why it happened, can effective remedial actions be taken. Incidents are minor occurrences that can lead to an accident. Join this course to have an in-depth look at the systematic process of examining and evaluating the causes of an incident so that recurrence can be prevented.

This course is based on British guidelines and level on knowledge in this course is equivalent to NVQ/RQF level 3.

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who are responsible for investigating H&S incidents at work, evaluating them and making recommendations as a result of these investigations.

Course Aim

After attending the course, the learner will:

  • Know the employers’ and employees’ responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace
  • Be able to investigate and report workplace incidents in accordance with legal and workplace requirements
  • Be able to make recommendations as a result of workplace investigations
  • Prepare a comprehensive investigation report
  • Produce an action plan for checking implementation of the recommendations

Course Contents

  • Common Causes of Workplace Accidents
  • Reasons of Investigation
  • Investigation Team
  • Investigation Plan
  • Level of Investigation
  • Investigation Procedure
  • Investigation Report
  • Root Cause Analysis Techniques
  • Communication of Recommendations
  • Recommendations Planning and Review
  • Workplace Budgets in Relation to Carrying out an Investigation

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