Incident and Accident Investigation Training The ULTIMATE Hands-On Experience 

Our one-day Incident and Accident Investigation Training does more than just teach the theory of accident investigation. It does more than just death by powerpoint. It does not rely on watching videos of accidents, or commenting on poor investigations. 
 
Our Incident and Accident investigation training will give the delegates the opportunity to investigate an accident in a table-top exercise which lasts around two thirds of the day. 
 
After going through some of the basics of why incidents should be investigated, and the basic steps they will need to follow, the delegates will be formed into groups. Each group will be given an accident report and will be expected to begin gathering information so they can piece together what happened and why. 
 
This one-day training course focuses heavily on reaching root causes by using the 5 Whys investigation technique. It will require at least some of the delegates to carry out a witness interview to complete the investigation. 

Incident and Accident Investigation Training – A Hands-On Experience 

Our one-day Incident and Accident Investigation Training does more than just teach the theory of accident investigation. It does more than just death by powerpoint. It does not rely on watching videos of accidents, or commenting on poor investigations. 
 
Our Incident and Accident investigation training will give the delegates the opportunity to investigate an accident in a table-top exercise which lasts around two thirds of the day. 
 
After going through some of the basics of why incidents should be investigated, and the basic steps they will need to follow, the delegates will be formed into groups. Each group will be given an accident report and will be expected to begin gathering information so they can piece together what happened and why. 
 
This one-day training course focuses heavily on reaching root causes by using the 5 Whys investigation technique. It will require at least some of the delegates to carry out a witness interview to complete the investigation. 
 
 
 
“Will really brought the course to life!” 
 
Jade Orchard, Health and Safety Advisor, High Peak Scaffolding Ltd 
 
 
 

Incident and Accident Investigation – Learn By Doing 

At Compassa, we believe strongly that skills are developed by “doing”. Our Incident and Accident Investigation training course lends itself perfectly to that. The delegates will learn the basic steps to accident investigation whilst carrying out an investigation for real. 
 
After attending the course, it was described as “First Class” by Rix Petroleum Managing Director Duncan Lambert. 
“First Class!” 
 
Duncan Lambert, Managing Director, Rix Petroleum 

Course Contents 

Benefits of Incident and Accident Investigation 
HSE Guidance on levels of Investigations 
Qualities of a Good Investigation 
Human Factors and they contribute to Incidents 
Introduction to the 5 Whys Root Cause Analysis technique 
The Steps to Incident Investigation 
Begin the Hands-On Investigation Exercise 
Begin the Hands-On Investigation Exercise 
1. Gather information - identify suitable evidence to collect and go through it 
2. Analyse the Findings - using the 5 Whys method 
Interviewing witnesses, following the PEACE model 
3. Identifying Risk Control Measures 
4. The Action Plan and its Implementation 
Using a real-life accident to work with, the delegates will: 
Receive a real accident/injury report 
Decide what evidence to gather 
Trawl through that evidence looking for clues for the causes 
Carry out a 5 Whys Analysis of the Incident 
Take part in or observe a witness interview 
Establish the underlying and root causes of the incident 
Decide on additional risk controls 
Create an Action Plan 

"Interviewing the witness in role play was both terrifying and fun" 

Lee Dickinson, Warehouse Manager 

Incident and Accident Investigation: Tailored to your Investigation Procedures 

As with all Compassa training, the Incident and Accident Investigation course can be tailored to your own organisation’s investigation procedures. We can use your own documents, policies, procedures, reporting forms, etc. to make the training and the table-top exercise as realistic and as close to real-life as is possible within the confines of a meeting room. 

Benefits of the Incident and Accident Investigation Training 

This course will give your staff and managers the skills they need to carry out non-technical investigations of incidents in their workplace. These skills will be even more effective when the individuals are formed into teams with technical skills, such as engineering. 
 
The course focuses on helping your investigators understand how to identify the root causes of incidents, and also that the root causes of health and safety incidents are often the same root causes of quality defects, breakdowns, production delays, and other, wider, organisational problems. 
 
Incident investigation is a transferable skill, meaning that the skills developed in this course will also be of use during other types of investigation e.g. disciplinaries, grievances, quality defects, complaints, etc. 
 
From a wider viewpoint, this course has proven useful in helping reinforce a positive health and safety culture within organisations, by emphasising the value to the organisation of rectifying the root causes of incidents and how this can support the organisation’s growth. 
"The books were great! Very professional! 
Far better than printed Powerpoint slides." 

Join other major organisations who arranged our Incident and Accident Investigation training for their employees 

Click here to read our case-study on Cambridge Assessment's Incident and Accident Investigation training 

Length of Course: One day 
Accredited: Compassa certificate received after completion 
Assessment: Combination of observation and end of course test 
Maximum number of delegates: 16 
Location: At employer’s premises, nationwide. Upon request only. 
Can it be tailored to your organisation's needs? Yes. 
To enquire about having this course delivered to your teams, please call us on 
07725 467 197 or email will@compassa.co.uk 

Alternatively, send us an enquiry using the form below! 

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