Accident Investigation

Who should attend?

Any person involved in the accident investigation process, particularly supervisors, managers and Health & Safety representatives.

Course Aims & Objectives

The purpose of this course is to give delegates an understanding of the correct practice of accident investigation. It will enable organisations to meet their legal obligation to investigate accidents and incidents and learn from safety failure by implementing new procedures to ensure safety in the workplace.

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • Understand the Health & Safety regulations including RIDDOR
  • Understand the importance of investigating accidents
  • Be able to conduct an investigation
  • Be able to collect, analyse and communicate accident information

Course Outline

  • Health & Safety at Work act 1974
  • How to ensure your company complies with legislation
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013
  • Reasons for investigating accidents
  • Definitions – hazard, accident, near miss
  • Benefits of accident prevention
  • Basic concepts of human factors
  • Accident reporting and scope of investigation
  • Accident investigation techniques
  • Stages of accident investigation
  • How to conduct an investigation
  • Practical exercises and case study


Certificates of attendance will be awarded to delegates upon completion of the course.


1 Day


We can offer courses on company premises for a maximum of 12 delegates or upcoming open courses in your local area.

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