Incident Investigation

Average length of time to complete course: 60 minutes

Certification: Valid for three years.

Course Description

In this course, managers and supervisors will learn the correct way to respond to an incident report, how to complete an accident form, and how to use this information to prevent accidents from occurring in the future.

An incident can be defined as a sudden, unplanned event that causes or could have caused harm to a person or damage to property. Incidents can happen in any workplace, at any time.

Investigations get to the root causes of the incident, so similar occurrences can be prevented and future losses in the workplace can be avoided. Therefore it is essential to ensure those who are responsible for investigating incidents are properly trained.

This online course will take participants through these fundamental components and will prepare them for conducting effective investigations in the event they are required to do so.

The following topics are covered in the course:

  • Introduction to accident/Incident investigations
  • Gathering information about the event
  • Analyzing the facts related to the event
  • Implementing corrective measures to prevent reoccurrence
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Description of an investigation kit

Who needs incident investigation training?

Managers, supervisors, Safety Committee members, and Health and Safety representatives can all benefit from learning about performing an Accident Investigation and completing an Incident Investigation Report.

To order your online Incident Investigation Training Course today, click here.

This course is also available in French: Enquête sur les incidents.

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