This 60-minute, online Accident Investigation course provides the knowledge needed to investigate and report accidents properly. Created for all staff responsible for safety this training is CPD accredited and aligns to HSE best practice.
DURATION | 60 MINUTES
Accidents will happen, although hopefully not in your workplace and hopefully they will not be too serious.
It is the duty of employers not to avoid all accidents but instead take reasonable steps to ensure accidents are as unlikely as possible.
This means any accidents that do occur must be investigated. Because appropriate remedial action can only by determined by only by establishing the root or base causes.
Investing accidents is a duty under RIDDOR. Because the regulation requires employers to collect information that enables the proper management of health and safety risks.
This Accident Investigation training course follows HSE best-practice and covers all the principles of a thorough and professional investigation.
On completion of this online Accident Investigation course online you will know;
- The cost of accidents
- Which accidents need investigated
- How to developing an accident investigation plan
- How to conduct an accident investigation
- Interviewing a witness
- Types of evidence
- At the scene
- Fact finding
- The conclusions you can draw
- How to write 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.
You learn that near misses are equally important to investigate because the insight into risks and hazards they provide enable steps to be taken which can reduce the chance of an incident in future.
UNIT 2 | INVESTIGATION
Secondly, you learn how to investigate an accident effectively. This process starts by first developing a plan. Then you learn the steps to take at the accident site.
Firstly, by making sure the site is secure to avoid anyone else becoming a victim.
UNIT 3 | ACCIDENT CAUSATION
At this point you will know how to investigate accidents. So you now learn the various causes of accidents. This will help to draw the correct conclusions beyond simply the superficial.
We also cover how to write the report of your findings, how to take remedial action and cover RIDDOR accident notification requirements.
UNIT 4 | SUMMARY
Provides an opportunity to review the main course lessons prior to taking the quiz.
UNIT 5 | QUIZ
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
- The person responsible for health and safety person
- Anyone undertaking risk assessments
- Anyone undertaking accident investigations
- Any employee who submits reports under RIDDOR
At the end of the online Accident Investigation course there is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz. Achieve over 80% and we’ll email your completion certificate. Score less than 80%, and you can retake the quiz until you are successful. A posted certificate is available for £9.
The Accident Investigation certificate is valid for 3 years.
- 60-minutes of engaging, motion-graphic training
- CPD-accredited, verifiable PDF certificate
- Access via phone, tablet or desktop
- Carbon net-zero training solution
ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION FAQs
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.
Difference between an ‘accident’ and an ‘incident’
An accident results in injury and damage. A near-miss is where not loss or damage occurred purely down to luck. While the term ‘incident’ refers to both ‘accidents’ and ‘near-misses’.
So saying ‘all incidents should be investigated’ is technically correct because both accidents & near-misses should both be investigated.
Should near-misses be investigated?
Yes, whether near-miss causes injury is a matter of chance. Therefore it is important to treat all near-misses as an opportunity to learn how to work more safely.
Why take this Accident Investigation course?
Simply blaming individuals won’t get the bottom of safety issues. However, proper investigations will.
The root causes of accidents aren’t always obvious. Leadership can be the problem. Emphasising safety at board will often deliver reductions in workplace accidents and ill-health, while management improvement can reduce accidents by 70% (HSE research).
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