Incident Investigation And Reporting

In Person / Online

3 Days


Learning Objectives

  Discuss why and who conducts an investigation Practice Investigation                      methodology, the essential six-step process.
  Recognize the two major components that contribute to the cause of an                incident.
  Identify why investigations must be constructive, professional, credible and              timely.
  Define characteristics of an effective incident/accident analysis program.
  Develop the knowledge and skills required to investigate all adverse events.
  Develop confidence & professionalism in investigating, interviewing & reporting.
  Ensure all employees & contractors are aware of the SMS and ‘Safety Culture’.

In Person Virtual-Online

3 Days


Learning Objectives

   Define what is leadership and what is the skill set of an effective leader.
   Differentiate between leadership and management.
   Discuss resilience types and their impact on leaders.
   Identify the four pillars of the resilient leadership model.
   Use growth mindset in leading collaborative team.
   Apply on taking initiatives in the workplace.


Module 1 : Incident and accident theories

  • Incident & Accident Analysis Overview, exploring Accident Theory.
  • Identify accident and incident causation factors.
  • What are the necessary conditions for an accident to happen?
  • Unsafe Acts V. Unsafe Conditions: Avoiding the “Blame Game”
  • Role of the HSE Team Leader and a trained and prepared workforce during an Investigation.
  • Links between Risk Assessment and Incident Investigation.
  • Factors that contribute towards establishing a good safety culture?

Module 2 : Investigation methodology

  • Six-step accident investigation process
    Scene protection and examination - who should be involved at this stage.
  • Listen and learn, and learn to look and listen more.
  • The importance of note taking v..
  • Reliance on memory
    Scene photographs (+video) and sketching – equipment required.

Module 3 : Root cause analysis

  • What is the “root cause” and why is it important.
  • Basic v. Root cause.
  • What questions to ask to confirm “root cause”.
  • From root cause to prevention.
  • Consider the human error issues.
  • Help to establish and maintain regulatory due diligence.
  • The role of policies, equipment and training on accident prevention.

Module 4 : Interviewing techniques, facts, evidence & witness statements

  • Purpose and preparation for the interview.
  • Who conducts the interview.
  • Where to conduct an interview.
  • Building rapport with the witness.
  • Obtaining witness statements.
  • Forms and format.

Module 5 : Report writing

  • Forms, format and structure.
  • Effective writing skills – simple, self-explanatory and straightforward.
  • Writing the report – the aim is to persuade and seek action.
  • Help to prevent recurrence – cost savings (human and financial).
  • Class exercise - accident investigation based on case study.

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