Accident Investigation and Reporting - Course Details

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Course intro:

In order for a health and safety system to be robust and fit for purpose when an accident occurs there must be an investigation. The investigation must seek the root cause of the occurrence rather than focus on assigning blame.


In any organization’s health and safety process accident investigations are intended to determine the cause of an incident, to identify unsafe conditions or acts and to recommend corrective actions so that similar incidents do not occur in the future.


This course will provide an understanding of the principles of accident investigation and the approaches taken to investigating accidents in the workplace.


Course content

  • Introduction & Course Objectives
  • Define the legal requirement for investigating after an accident and reporting it to the relevant authorities.
  • Understand how to carry out an accident investigation in the workplace.
  • Describe how accidents and dangerous occurrences are required to be reported in line with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Reporting of Accidents and Dangerous Occurrences) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 370 of 2016).
  • Develop strategies to improve the reporting of incidents and accidents.
  • Describe the benefits which can arise from completing an accident report to an organisation, such as the identification of a remedial action to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Gather evidence in a methodical manner and report what is known and unknown in an objective and unbiased way.
  • Compile data into a meaningful format for interpretation by higher management.
  • Conclude & Follow Up Process


Intended audience

This accident reporting and investigation course may be beneficial to all staff, who are involve in investigation of accidents and trying to identify root cause.


Entry requirements

Minimum age- 18 years old

Minimum English requirements: Leaners must be able to understand and convey the concepts contained in the programme content.