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An intensive professional development training course on

Incident & Accident Prevention
& Investigation Best Practices

The Course

Organisations have adopted excellent incident/accident investigation and analysis techniques. It is a basic function of the HSE Management System to locate and define the root causes that allow incident/accidents to occur. Competence in the application of modern incident/accident investigation tools will assist organisations to learn and to prevent the recurrence of incident/accidents and, to evaluate the extent and location of management and operational system defects (root-causes), which contributed to the incident/accident occurring. A good analytical incident/accident investigation process is invaluable to achieve continuous improvement in an organization's HSE performance.

This intensive five-day seminar will enable you to:

  • Define the potential hazardous event s
  • Understand incident/accident investigation and causation techniques
  • Define all incident/accident investigation and analysis stages
  • Carry out Initial actions in response to incident/accidents
  • Gather evidence and data relevant to the incident/accident investigation


The Goals

At the end of the seminar, the delegates should be able to:

  • Explain incident/accidents/accidents and their relationship to hazardous events
  • Explain the causes of incident/accidents/accidents using investigative causation models
  • Carry out initial actions following an incident/accident/accident on site and collect factual evidence
  • Detail the methods for effective evidence gathering and preservation
  • Lead Incident/accident Investigation Team


The Delegates

The seminar is intended for all professionals with roles and responsibilities for safety in the workplace. In addition, all safety professionals or risk professionals need to have a full understanding of the modern tools available to be competent in incident/accident investigations.


The Process

The seminar is based on a balanced combination of topic discussions, video presentation and workshop sessions supported by real incident/accident' reports and video/photo evidence.


The Benefits

This programme is designed to prepare attendees to become Incident/accident Investigation Team leaders.


The Results

Proper incident/accident/accident investigation can provide a powerful mechanism for improving business performance.


The Course Content

Day One

Framework for Incident/accident Investigations

  • Course Introduction and Structure
  • Incident/accident investigation and the blame culture
  • The Relationship between 'Accidents' and 'Incident/accidents'
  • Human error and contribution to incident/accidents
  • The link between reactive and pro-active risk management
  • Framework for Incident/accident Investigation and Analysis
  • Management systems (latent) failures and root causes of Incident/accidents


Day Two

Incident/accident Investigation & Causation Factors

  • Why and who should investigate?
  • The role of the 'Organisation' in incident/accident causation and effects.
  • Establishing  'no blame' investigation culture
  • Human error and incident/accident causation
  • Witnesses interview techniques
  • Introduction to Root Cause  Analysis (RCA)


Day Three

Incident/accident Investigation Process

  • The principle stages of an incident/accident Investigation
  • Planning the investigation of an incident/accident
  • How to manage investigator bias and pre-mind-set opinions
  • Introduction of advanced incident/accident investigation tools
  • Fault Tree Analysis as an incident/accident investigation and analysis tool
  • Root Cause Analysis tool to identify root-causes of incident/accidents


Day Four

Causation Factor & Group Case Studies

  • Introduction to direct and indirect causation factors
  • Application of consequence analysis to understand potential hazardous events
  • Case study on conducting incident/accident investigation
  • Case study on Writing an Incident/accident Report
  • When an how to use different  types of incident/accident investigation techniques and tools


Day Five

Planning and Implementing

  • The role of Incident/accident investigation Team and Team Leader
  • Analysis of the consequences- gathering evidence
  • Analysing potential  fire, explosion and toxic release events
  • Preparation of incident/accident reports, conclusions and recommendations
  • The use of incident/accident investigation as a Audit tool
  • Discussion and course review


The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the course.


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