FS 016 : Accident Investigation

FS 016 : Accident Investigation

  • course description:

    This course addresses Fundamentals and techniques of investigating accidents. This course will prepare persons to lead and carry out the investigative phase, the analytical phase, and the recommendation-for-improvement phase of all levels of incidents that might affect the industrial environment. It will show the importance of systematic accident investigations in assessing the total safety program and responsibilities of the safety professional to the organizational structure.

  • course learning outcomes:

    At the end of the course, the participants will be able to;
    - Understand key terminology used in the accident investigation / problem-solving discipline today.
    - Identify a brief history of accident causation theory and continuous evolution of thought related to the relevance and efficacy of various causation theories.
    - Collect disparate data and information and identify an accurate accident sequence.
    - Identify predominant variables involved in accidents and their significance in evaluating accidents.
    - Describe how these predominant variables assist in the Safety Professional’s investigation.
    - Describe the nature of hazards and its interaction with human behavior.
    - Describe and use the various tools available to the Safety Professional in conducting an investigation and how and when they should be used.
    - Indicate the importance of accident investigations and their relative importance to the total safety program.
    - Analyze the importance of legal aspects, such as: Attorney-Client Privilege, Attorney Work Product, Negligence, Intentional Acts, Liability, and Strict Liability.
    - Evaluate, through written and oral communications, the systematic approach to accident investigation and develop a personal / company investigation base for safety.

  • Course outlines:

    - Overview of Accident Investigation.
    - Organizing the Investigation.
    - Analytical Techniques.
    - Preventing Accidents.
    - Regulatory requirements and Legal Aspects

  • practical aspects of the course:


  • who should attend?

    - Business Owners.
    - Managers, Supervisors and/or Team leaders.
    - Members of an OH&S Committee.
    - All those involved in accident or incident investigation in the workplace.

  • duration:

    3 Days


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