The primary reason for investigating an accident is not to identify a scapegoat, but to determine the cause of the accident. The investigation concentrates on gathering factual information about the details that led to the accident. If investigations are conducted properly, there is the added benefit of uncovering problems that did not directly lead to the accident. This information benefits the ongoing effort of reducing the likelihood of accidents. As problems are revealed during the investigation, action items and improvement; that can prevent similar accidents from happening in the future will be easier to identify than at any time.
This course will provide the knowledge, practical skills, and tools to conduct accident and incident investigations. Topics in this interactive course will include needs and responsibilities for investigation, preparation and planning, witness interviewing and qualifying, photographing and diagramming of accident scenes, analytical techniques, report writing, and legal aspects. Human and environmental factors and their interaction with the investigation will also be covered in this course.
Who Can Benefit?
Any participants want to gain a basic understanding accident and incident investigation