HSE-Incident/Accident Investigation


This course is suitable for line managers, supervisors, safety representatives and anyone with the responsibility of investigating incidents.


This two-day course will provide delegates with a broad understanding of the principles and practice of incident investigation. It will focus on techniques for gathering, accurate and objective accident data used to determine the true root causes and examine and analyze data as a means of preventing injuries, property damage and financial losses.

It is estimated that for every serious accident, hundreds of incidents (near misses) will occur. Investigating all accidents/incidents, regardless of severity, contributes to the identification of the basic causes, corrective actions and preventive controls which reduces future accidents.

Investigation Theory
• Introduction
• Immediate Actions and notifications
Emergency response, Evidences, Reports, investigation team
• Preparation Phase
Term of Reference, Toolkit, Site visit, Evidences examination
• Reconstructing the Sequence of Event
Sequence of event method, Conditions and Events, Facts definition
• Interviews:
Conducting interviews, adopting the correct approach and method
• Root Cause Analysis
Top Event, Immediate causes, root causes, 5 Why’s Method
• Corrective Actions
SMART Actions, implementation, review

Investigation Practical Exercise
Read the report, appoint a team leader, organize the team/investigation, build the sequence of events, determine the root causes and corrective actions and write a 5 pages report for the management.

Learning Objectives

• Be prepared with a scope, team and investigation kit
• Conduct a complete investigation, including how to assess the accident scene, collect evidence and interview witnesses
• Conduct an analysis and find the root causes using the 5 Why's technique
• Develop and categorize specific remedial actions
• Report and follow up


2 days

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Software Used

Course Format

Attendance based

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