Safety Essentials

Accident and Incident Investigation

This course aims to provide learners with an overview of industry best practice in relation to accident and incident investigation.
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Learning Outcomes


LO01 Define what is meant by the terms ‘accident’ and ‘incident’
LO02 Explain the importance of accident and incident investigation
LO03 Explain the purpose of, and reasons for, investigating accidents and incidents
LO04 Give an overview of accident and incident notification and reporting requirements
LO05 Outline the key roles and responsibilities involved in investigating and reporting an accident or incident
LO06 Explain how to determine the appropriate level of investigation using an incident severity risk assessment
LO07 Identify the key steps involved in a typical accident and incident investigation process
LO08 Describe typical information gathering requirements
LO09 Describe the requirement for analysis of the causes of the accident or incident
LO10 Describe Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
LO11 Explain the significance of human factors in contributing to accidents and incidents
LO12 Describe how to identify suitable risk control measures
LO13 Describe the requirement for an accident or incident action plan and its implementation using SMART principles