In this module we will cover:

  • Unplanned events that must be investigated

  • Responsibility for the investigation

  • Gathering evidence and establishing facts

  • Identifying causal factors

  • Analysing root causes

  • Practical feedback from accident investigations

  • Age and experience relating to accident occurrence

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • A Message from your Instructor

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Chapter 1 - Progression Through An Accident Investigation

    • Which accidents or incidents need to be investigated?

    • Fatal accidents will always require investigation

    • Thorough investigation

    • Who conducts the investigation?

    • Analysis of Evidence

    • Initial Actions for Site Investigators

    • Key Questions to Start the Investigation

    • Establishing the Facts

    • Causal Factors

    • Identifying Root Causes

    • Root Causes

    • 9 Stages of the Investigation Process

    • Practical use of the Accident Investigation

    • The Investigation Report

    • Publishing Safety Notices

    • A Dangerous Age

  • 3

    Conclusion

    • A Message from your Instructor

    • Module Quiz

    • Module Sources

    • Glossary and Abbreviations