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Accident and Incident Investigation

The investigation and analysis of work-related accidents and incidents is an essential part of successful management. This interactive workplace training course covers the process of investigating accidents under the Health and Safety guidance (HSE) publications HSE 245.

It also covers the requirements for reporting accidents under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013.

This course is suitable for anyone who is responsible for dealing with and investigating accidents should they occur, including: first responders, supervisors, managers and safety representatives. It establishes the importance and key concepts of safe systems of work, the use of permits and dynamic risk assessments. 

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Gather and analyse incident information.
  • Use a casual tree methodology to identify direct, underlying and root causes of an adverse event.
  • Understand the concept of human failures in adverse events.
  • Identify effective measures to prevent a recurrence and prepare an action plan.
  • Understand the requirements for incident reporting and data analysis.

The course is available as an In-Company Virtual or Classroom course delivered at your premises.

Discounts are available for multiple purchases.

Learning Methods

On-Site
Virtual

Duration

1 day

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements

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The HSE’s guidance HSG196 suggests that for some companies: 37% of profits were lost due to accidents. Preparing staff with the tools to recognise the causes of accidents will help prevent future accidents from occurring and reduce potential losses.

The investigation and analysis of work-related accidents and incidents is an essential part of successful management of health and safety at work. Learning lessons from experience is critical to preventing future adverse events. 

Other business benefits include:

  • Reducing the risk of future accidents will help reduce insurance costs and enhance reputation, giving you a competitive edge.
  • The prevention of further similar adverse events or accidents.
  • The prevention of business losess due to disruption, stoppage, lost orders and the costs of legal actions.
  • An improvement in employee morale and attitude towards health and safety as a consequence of positive action.
  • The development of managerial skills such as problem solving and action planning.
     
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  • Module 1

    Introduction and scope of incident and investigations

  • Module 2

    Loss causation and preperation for investigation

  • Module 3

    Investigations in Practice

  • Module 4

    Incident reporting and data analysis

Assessments

  • Practical exercises, assessments and open discussion after each element

Course Length

  • 1 day course

Learning Methods

  • On-Site

    Professional HSE training delivered at your premises

  • Virtual

    Live-online, engaging and interactive classes

No formal entry requirements
Module 1
Introduction and scope of incident and investigations Discover how to recognise the differences between accidents and incidents.
Module 2
Loss causation and preperation for investigation Understand accident causation theory including the stages of accidents, immediate causes, underlying causes and root causes.
Module 3
Investigations in Practice Appreciate how human factors effect accidents.
Module 4
Incident reporting and data analysis Learn how to improve employee reporting of accidents.

Tailored Course Option

We are able to provide a tailored package for the Astutis Accident and Incident Investigation course to suit your business needs.

Accident and Incident Investigation Course Guide

Learning Methods Explained

Throughout the course delivery, the tutor will be assessing learners through practical exercises, assessments and open discussion after each element. Once you complete the course, your tutor will issue your assessment results.

Following the successful completion and submission of your results by the tutor, posting your Astutis Accident and Incident Investigation certificate can take up to 2-4 weeks. A digital copy of the certificate is also available if required.
At the end of Astutis' Accident and Incident Investigation course, learners will be able to:

•    Gather and analyse incident information.
•    Use a casual tree methodology to identify direct, underlying and root causes of an adverse event.
•    Understand the concept of human failures in adverse events.
•    Identify effective measures to prevent a recurrence and prepare and action plan.
•    Understand the requirements for incident reporting and data analysis.
Businesses should monitor and review any measures in place to help control risk and prevent accidents and incidents from happening.

Findings from investigations can form the basis of action to prevent the accident or incident from happening again and to improve your overall risk management. This will also point to areas of your risk assessments that need to be reviewed.
We recognise that everyone is different, which is why we offer a choice of study routes. You can attend a course via live virtual classroom or have the course delivered in your workplace.
The primary reason for investigating an accident is to learn from the experience and prevent it from happening again. Investigation will support you gain an understanding of:

-    How and why things went wrong.
-    What really happens and how work is really done.
-    Any deficiencies in risk control systems and management, enabling improvement going forward.
 

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Our standards form the foundation for how we regulate our Astutis ApprovedTM education and training courses. These standards explain what we expect of those courses.

Our standards:

  1. Set out the required standard we hold education and training courses.
  2. Outline what learners should expect from an Astutis ApprovedTM programme.

 
You can always retake the Astutis Accident and Incident Investigation course assessment. Astutis has 100% pass mark for this course. However, if you ever need help or just need to check your understanding of a complex topic, then we are here to help.

Astutis Approved training courses vary in duration, however the Astutis Accident and Incident Investigation is usually completed in one day. 

At Astutis we are committed in helping our learners tailor their training experience to cater to their business' needs, so if you or your organisation requires the course delivered in two-half days, on weekends or evenings we are happy to help in any way. For more information you can contact us today. 

This course is for anyone who is responsible for dealing with accidents and investigating them should they occur, including: fire responders, supervisors, managers and safety representatives.

Upon completion of the Astutis course, your staff will be able to:

  • Recognise the difference between accidents and incidents.
  • Understand accident causation theory, including the stages of accidents: immediate causes, underlying causes, root causes.
  • Appreciate how human factors effect accidents.
  • Understand how to improve employee reporting of accidents.
The course is currently available as an In-Company course. Throughout this delivery method, the tutor will be assessing learners through practical exercises, assessments and open discussion after each element. Once you complete the Astutis course, your tutor will issue your assessment results.

Following the successful completion and submission of your results by the tutor, posting your Astutis Accident and Incident Investigation certificate can take up to 2-4 weeks. A digital copy of the certificate is also available if required.
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Develop your people for a better organisation

By applying the knowledge and skills gained from the Astutis Approved Accident and Investigation course you will contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

Our training has been tried and tested by 100,000 health and safety professionals. We offer a range of learning options including virtual classroom, online and on-site classroom courses delivered at a premises of your choice at a time to suit your needs.

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Cost and time saving benefits for larger number of staff.
Your own dedicated account manager to organise all aspects of your training.
Relevant training for your staff can be tailored to company requests.
Choice and convenience of training delivery options to suit your staff.

Whats The Best Way For My Staff To Learn?

Dependent on staff availability, location, budget and your company needs, choose from the options:

Online - Our interactive and multimedia rich courses for staff to fit in around their commitments

Classroom - Expert tutor-led delivery, hosted in a professional training environment across 6-sites within the UK. Alternatively classroom training can be delivered on-site at your premises for multiple learners.

Virtual - The Virtual Learning Academy is the most modern approach to delivering live-online training without the need to travel

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