Regulatory Training: Incident Investigation Management

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Course Overview

Regulatory Training: Incident Investigation trains individuals to identify and explain the legal and organization-specific requirements that govern the reporting and investigation of all workplace incidents.”

Reporting an incident is an important part of an effective occupational health and safety program. It helps identify work related health and safety hazards, risks and dangers.

An incident investigation is normally performed to find out what happened, why it happened, and to prevent it from happening again. The same innovative approach is demonstrated through the stipulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. In accordance with the Act, the employer, or user of machinery, must formally investigate all section 24 incidents. 

Participants attending the training will be gaining proficiency in drafting the necessary reports and managing any tangible evidence that has been gathered.

This 1 day training course is aligned to SAQA Unit Standard 259617

Regulatory Training: Incident Investigation Course Outcomes:

Describe the requirements for workplace safety, health and environment incident investigation.

  • Organizational policies & procedures relating to workplace incidents;
  • Handling of injured persons, and damaged property;
  • Handling of fatalities;
  • Assessing the impact of the incident on the workplace, including staff morale and productivity;
  • Dealing with work processes.

Gathering information for workplace safety, health and environment incident investigations.

  • Purpose, type and extent of the information required to conduct an investigation;
  • Resources required to conduct investigations, with reference to the documentation, human resources, tools and materials;
  • Collecting, preserving, and processing of evidence from the incident scene;
  • Correct method to interview witnesses;
  • Direct and circumstantial evidence.

Conducting post-investigation activities. 

  • Report writing in accordance with prescribe requirements;
  • Consequences of non-conformances;
  • Processing of physical evidence, and resources according to prescribed requirements.

Incident Reporting

  • Required documentation;
  • Procedure for reporting incidents.

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.

Target Group:

  • Safety Representatives
  • Supervisors
  • Management
  • Team Leaders
  • Quality and Compliance Managers
  • Safety Committee Members
  • Any person interested in incident investigation

Certificate of Successful Completion:

“Upon submission of a portfolio of evidence, we will issue a Certificate of Successful Completion.”