This Accident Investigation course develops the knowledge need to investigate accidents and near-misses at work. Instant access.
DURATION | 60 MINUTES
Accident Investigation Course | If an accident occurs, an effective investigation will uncover the root cause, enabling the correct remedial action to be taken. This reduces the chance of reoccurrences, making the workplace safer for all.
It is a myth that some accidents are unavoidable. In fact, the opposite is true. Every accident is avoidable. But, simply blaming individuals without getting to the root cause of the accident does little to prevent the same thing happening again.
- How might the accident have been avoided in the first place?
- Was the person rushing to meet a deadline?
- Had they received inadequate training?
- Were they using faulty equipment?
Without an effective investigation you cannot know.
You can’t go back in time to stop the accident from happening but you can put measures in place to prevent a similar accident happen again.
This training course educates learners about the steps required undertake an effective accident investigation, draw accurate conclusions and improve systems to help ensure similar accidents don’t reoccur.
- Why investigate accidents?
- Gathering evidence
- Interviewing witnesses
- Draw correct conclusions
- Writing an accident report
UNIT 1 | ACCIDENTS AND NEAR MISSES
Firstly, we begin by defining accidents and near-missing. After that, we highlight the true cost of accidents with Iceberg and Bird Triangle examples.
UNIT 2 | INVESTIGATION
Secondly, we explore why it is important to investigate both accidents and near-misses. Then we go onto detail how to investigate an accident. From first developing a plan. Right though to interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence.
UNIT 3 | ACCIDENT CAUSATION
Finally, we cover the causes of accidents. Root causes can be often more obscure that first imagined. But your thorough investigation will help you find the way. Lastly, we outline how to write an accident investigation report.
UNIT 4 | SUMMARY
Provides and opportunity to review the key lessons prior to taking the quiz
UNIT 5 | QUIZ
- The responsible health and safety person within your business.
- Any employee who may be required to undertake accident/near miss investigation.
- Any employee who submits reports under RIDDOR.
At the end of the online Accident Investigation course there is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz. If learners demonstrate their understanding of course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, we’ll email them their completion certificate. If learners score less than 80%, they can revisit any part of the course and retake the quiz until they are successful. A posted certificate is available for £6.
- 60 minutes of online learning
- CPD-accredited: 2 CPD credits
- Emailed certificate (£5 for posted version)
- Quizzes to reinforce what you’ve learned
- Digital Badge
- 12 months unlimited access
Difference between an accident and incident
An accident specifically results in injury and damage. But an incident includes near-misses. In other words, events where injury or damage could have occurred but luckily did not. So the term ‘incident’ refers to both ‘accidents’ and ‘near-misses’.
What is an accident?
An accident stops the normal course of events and causes property damage or personal injury, whether it is minor, serious, or fatal. It is an unplanned, unwanted, but controllable event which disrupts the work process and causes injury to people.
The key here is the word ‘controllable’. While everyone can agree that accidents are unplanned and unwanted, the idea that they are controllable might be a new concept. They are often predictable and preventable. They don’t have to happen.
Should near-misses be investigated?
Yes, whether near-miss causes injury is usually a matter of chance. Therefore it is vital to treat all incidents as an opportunity to learn. Because understanding the true causes will help us all take correct actions to stop future incidents cause harm.
Why take this Accident Investigation course?
Research suggests effective board leadership can deliver a 5 – 10% reduction in workplace accidents and ill-health. And, management failure can be attributed to 70% of accidents according to HSE research.
This accident investigation course will help you adopt a systematic approach to determining the root cause of why an accident has occurred. As a result, you can implement the right change. Increasing leadership investment in safety training, for instance.
E: [email protected] | T: 0131 661 8253