Incident Investigations

Course length: 4 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 6/20
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: required course
EOCP CEU’s: 0.4
Price: $75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 6); $37.50 per person from 16+. Minimum $600 charge per class.
Post session: Certificate of Completion
Course Timeline: BCMSA Recommended – 5 years

Course description: Investigation of incidents is a vital part of every health and safety management system. No other activity produces such quick results as the prompt reporting and investigation of incidents. The purpose of incident investigation is to determine the causes, and put corrective measures in place to prevent a recurrence. Serious incidents or incidents with a high potential of injury or damage will require an in-depth investigation but every incident is a signal of problems that need to be corrected. An incident investigation program requires planning, preparation and training. It requires a commitment by the employer that investigations will take place when required and appropriate to do so, and that recommendations from investigations will be acknowledged by management and implemented where possible and feasible.

Course objectives: At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and benefits of incident investigation
  • Describe how to prepare for and conduct an investigation
  • Recognize immediate causes and underlying root causes of incidents
  • Develop effective recommendations for corrective actions to prevent recurrence of incidents

 

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