This session aims to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to conduct an effective accident / incident investigation, and to be able to analyse the circumstances leading to the accident in order to be able to recommend the necessary action required to prevent a similar incident recurring in the workplace.

Legislation requires Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) to identify, control and manage hazards. A legal requirement exists to monitor and review the control measures implemented to ensure effectiveness. When an incident occurs, it is a timely opportunity to investigate contributory factors that led to or caused the incident and to review and possibly change the current control measures to prevent future recurrence.

This 4½ hour course has been designed to provide an insight into incident investigation and outlines the need for investigation of incidents, current theories of the causes of incidents, hierarchy of controls and a practical investigation component.

 Course Outline

  • WHS Legislation Requirements

– Primary duty & systematic management
– Hazard identification & managing risks using risk assessment/hierarchy of controls
– Doing what is reasonably practicable

  • Reasons for Investigating
  • Steps Following An incident
  • Incident Investigation Objectives and Process
  • Current Theories of the Causes of Incidents / Root Cause Analysis
  • Contributory Factors/Ishikawa Model/No 5 Whys/Multiple Factor Theory/Domino Effect/Simulations/Time Lines
  • Incident Scenario – Investigation Activity
  • Recommendations Following Investigation / Preventing Future Incidents


Obligation free quotes are provided for group bookings per organisation depending on duration and participant numbers and delivered at your site.

Please give us a call to discuss your requirements.


Training is delivered face to face.

Award and Recognition

Successful participants will be awarded with a Statement of Attendance.  

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