Leading Incident Investigator Course (Refresher)

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Course Overview and Target Group

The Incident Investigator Course (Refresher) is a comprehensive course designed to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct effective investigations into workplace incidents.

By the end of the course, participants should be well-equipped to conduct thorough and effective incident investigations, contributing to a safer and healthier workplace.” This course is not just about learning the rules and regulations; it’s about understanding the importance of safety in the workplace and the role each individual plays in maintaining it. It empowers individuals to make a real difference in their workplace.

Course duration: 1 day classroom training.

SAQA unit standards aligned:

  • Unit standard 120335 aligned: Conduct an investigation into workplace incidents. 
  • Unit standard 9964 aligned: Apply Health and Safety to a work area.

Incident Investigator Course (Refresher) Outline:

Incident Investigation in the workplace

  • The Purpose of Investigating incidents
  • Standards of different Investigations
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment.
  • Various Investigation techniques
  • Understanding different types of workplace incidents

Data Gathering relating to the incident investigation

  • Gather data for the investigation
  • Prevailing conditions
  • Interviewing techniques relating to the investigation.
  • Evidence gathering: Direct and circumstantial evidence.
  • Evidence analysis
  • Establish variances
  • Cause identification and rectification
  • Applicable OHS regulations
  • Legislation & Regulations that were contravened
  • Consequences of non-compliance
  • Report writing

Incident Investigation Report Writing

  • Report outline
  • Process to follow to ensure report is effective

Post Investigation

  • Reporting on findings
  • Non-conformances and consequences
  • Evaluating and Recording
  • Post Investigation monitoring

Effects of an Incident on an OHS Management System

  • Identified shortfalls in respect of the OHS Management System, and the impact on compliance.

Hazard Identification and Risk analysis

  • Identify potential hazards in the workplace and assess the risks associated with them. This could include machinery, chemicals, work processes, and even ergonomic risks.

Emergency Preparedness

  • Responding to different emergencies in the workplace.
  • Emergency evacuation preparation and plan drafting