Occupational Health & Safety Incident Accident Investigation


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    Occupational Health & Safety: ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Incident and Accident Investigation

    Certificate Approved by WWISE
    Course Duration
    2 Days
    12 months access

    Course Summary

    The purpose of incident investigation is to identify the root cause(s) of incidents in order to take corrective action and to implement the necessary controls to prevent further occurrences of such events. Effective recording, reporting and investigation of nonconformity, is an important part of an effective occupational health and safety programme.

    Who Should Attend?

    • Organisations should establish, implement and maintain procedure(s) to record; investigate and analyse incidents. The results of incident investigations shall be documented and maintained.

    Course Objectives

    • Determine underlying Health and Safety deficiencies and other factors that might be causing or contributing to the occurrence of incidents;
    • Identify the need for corrective action;
    • Identify opportunities for preventive action;
    • Identify opportunities for continual improvement;
    • Communicate the results of such investigations.

    Course Modules

    Module 1

    • Overview
    • Purpose of investigations
    • Definitions and terminology
    • Legal responsibilities (OHS Act and MHS Act)
    • Chief Directorate OHS- Mines
    • Powers and rights of inspections (OHS Act and MHS Act)

    Module 2

    • Incident Investigation overview
    • Type of workplace incidents (incl. loss control and near-misses)
    • Incident ratio and study and probability
    • Incident cost and incident reduction and prevention
    • Investigators
    • Employee involvement
    • Time frame for formal investigations
    • Reporting procedures for occupational injuries and diseases
    • Correct recording of incidents

    Model 3

    • The six key questions (who, what, where, when, why and how)
    • Preparing the investigation kit
    • Receive homework (If possible)
    • Final questions/review
    • Exam/Assessment


    • The qualifying learner will be capable of:
    • Describing responsibilities for incidents
    • Explaining the legislative requirements applicable to the investigation and reporting of incidents
    • Explaining when and why to report workplace incidents
    • Explaining why incident investigations should be performed
    • Explaining when an incident investigation should be performed
    • Explaining who should perform the incident investigation
    • Identifying the different types of workplace incidents
    • Identifying the causes of incidents
    • Reporting the findings of the investigation
    • Analysing the facts of the investigation
    • Writing the incident report
    • Making recommendations in order to take corrective action
    • Communicating and following up the recommendations of the incident
    • Evaluating and monitoring the effectiveness of the corrective action
    • Outline the steps of incident investigation


    • All delegates who successfully pass the assessment over 60% will be issued with a certificate of competence.
    • If you receive lower than 60% a certificate of attendance will be issued.


    • An Assessment at the end of the course will be required.
    • A minimum of 60% is to be achieved to attain a Competence Certificate.
    • If you achieve lower than 60% but get between 40 – 59% a second attempt will become available.
    • If you get lower than 40% and fail the second attempt, you will need to re-purchase the course.
    • An attendance certificate is awarded to you regardless of a pass or fail.

    Learning Outcomes

    • This course is designed to assist employees in an organisation to minimise the time in attending a course and structured in a way that is efficiently understood.