Incident Investigation

Includes lifetime access

Course Overview

An incident investigation system is one of the primary tools for identifying preventative solutions after an incident has occurred. The purpose of an incident investigation is to determine the cause or causes of the incident, to identify any unsafe conditions, acts, or procedures that contributed to the incident, and to recommend corrective action to prevent similar incidents.

The results of incident investigations can provide a basis for determining the likelihood of recurrence and for assessing potential severity. Such investigations also provide valuable information to assist in the development of effective controls to prevent future incidents.

Course Description
The course will provide essential knowledge and awareness that will enhance the participant’s ability to participate in the incident/accident investigation component of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management system.

Course Length
This course is structured as a one (1) day course but can be modified to meet content and duration requirements.This online version is structured as a one four hour course.

Online and Classroom formats are available.

Target Audience
This course is designed for anyone in BC’s manufacturing industry who may be delegated incident/accident investigation responsibilities.

Previous health and safety education and/or experience is an asset but not required.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the OHS legal compliance requirements pertaining to incident investigation
  • Explain the basic principles and concepts upon which policy and procedures are established for incident investigation
  • Understand the casual analysis technique for incident investigation

Course Topics
Legal Requirements, Written Program Requirements, Basic Principles of Incident Investigation, Causal Analysis, Investigation Processes

Assessment and Completion
Upon successful completion of course materials, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.