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Incidents / Accidents Investigation

Duration: Two (2) days.

Course Synopsis

The intent of this workshop is to help attendees gain the basic skills necessary to conduct an effective accident investigation at their workplace. Ultimately, attendees will leave this workshop knowing how to conduct an accident investigation and properly complete an accident investigation report with confidence using our systematic approach.

Who Should Attend

This workshop targets safety staff, supervisors, managers and others responsible for safety performance.


Most of the information about conducting an accident investigation will come directly from the class as we discuss issues, answer basic questions and complete group activities. Those with prior experience in accident investigation will be an added benefit to the group as others may benefit from their valuable input.

What Will Attendants Learn?

Given the information and exercises in this workshop, attendees should be better able to:

  • Describe the primary reasons for conducting an accident investigation.
  • Discuss employer responsibilities related to workplace accident investigations.
  • Conduct the six step accident investigation procedure

Program Training Methods:

  • Theoretical Lectures (Power Point Presentations)
  • Team Participation
  •  Practical Workshops.

Supporting Equipments To effectively interact with the attendants, an LC projector, a sound system and a flip chart with markers need to be provided to the trainer. Sponsor to provide the supporting equipments. Instruction Materials Attendees shall receive the OSHA 102 "Conducting an Accident Investigation" training manual.
The purpose of the incident/accident analysis
Gathering Information

  • Incident/accident analysis team kit
  • How to secure the accident scene?
  • How to collect facts about what happened?
  • How to conducting an effective interviews

Analyzing the Facts

  • How to develop the sequence of events?
  • How to determine the causes?
  • The cause-effect analysis method
  • The 5-whys method of finding the root cause

Implementing Solutions

  • Recommend solutions/improvements
  • Selling safety to Management
  • The hierarchy of control

Writing the Incident/Accident Report