Incident Investigation Workshop

Incident Investigation Workshop Training

Accidents Cost Your Organization Time and Money

Serious accidents can affect your organization in many ways; lower morale, huge legal costs, lost production, disqualification from bidding on jobs and possibly right out of business.

The objective of incident investigation is prevention. Finding the causes of an incident and taking steps to control or eliminate those causes, can prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. Incidents can rarely be attributed to a single cause. Work environment, job constraints, and supervisory or worker experience can all play a part. These factors must be examined to determine what role each had in causing the incident.

Once the causes are established, precautions must be identified and implemented to prevent a recurrence. Investigators must always keep in mind that effective incident investigation means fact-finding, not fault-finding.

Incident Investigation Workshop

In order for an investigation to be a valuable tool in incident prevention, three things must take place:

  1. The information gathered must be analyzed;
  2. Corrective action must be taken; and
  3. The action must be monitored for effectiveness.

This 1 day Incident Investigation Workshop provides the necessary tools for supervisors or safety personnel to conduct effective investigations that get to the root causes of incidents. This workshop explains ways to analyze information, determine corrective actions, assign responsibility and monitor until conclusion.

Who should take this program

This course is ideal for anyone who:

  • Supervises industry workers
  • Safety personnel
  • Manages industry workers
  • Is on OH&S Committees
  • Is working towards any certificate in safety or is maintaining safety designations
  • Requires CRSP maintenance points

Learning objectives

This course will explore the following subjects:

  • Incident Investigation Basics
  • OH&S Legal Requirements
  • Incident Statistics
  • The Real Costs of an Incident
  • Leading and Lagging Indicators
  • Assessing Risk
  • Incident Reporting
  • Getting to Root Causes
  • The Six Step Investigation Procedure
  • Exercises in Investigations