Advanced Incident & Accident Investigation

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Dubai - UAE , 20240422 22 - Apr - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register
Online - Virtual , 20240506 06 - May - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Istanbul - Turkey , 20240715 15 - Jul - 2024 5 - Day $5,950 Register
Online - Virtual , 20240909 09 - Sep - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20241104 04 - Nov - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register


Safety is of utmost importance in any industry. Implications of not following safety can be disastrous. Accidents can cause not only financial loss but also can cause loss of equipment, production downtime, loss of life, loss of reputation. To prevent the recurrence of incidents and accidents, proper investigation of incidents and accidents is necessary to find the root causes. An accident investigation is also a legal requirement.

This training course is intended to provide the participants the knowledge about why the incidents/accidents happen, how to investigate the incidents/accidents and find out the root causes of them. The training course is intended to emphasize upon participants that incident/accident investigation is necessary to prevent similar incidents/accidents in future or at some place in the same organization and also to fulfill the legal requirements.


The important features of Advanced Incident and Accident Investigation training course include:

  • Understanding the difference between Incident and Accident
  • Learning different types of incidents
  • Learning – why do the accidents happen
  • Understanding why to investigate
  • Understanding legal ( regulatory ) requirements of investigation
  • Learning investigation procedure in detail
  • Learning to find the root causes of the incident/accident
  • Learning to write an Incident/Accident Investigation Report


Upon attendance to the Advanced Incident and Accident Investigation training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between incident and accident
  • Learn and understand different types of incidents
  • Learn and understand the causes of accident
  • Understand the importance of investigation, also understand the legal requirements
  • Learn the investigation procedure in detail
  • Learn how to find the root causes of the incident/accident
  • Learn how to write the investigation report


The Advanced Incident and Accident Investigation training course is suitable for:

  • Operations and Maintenance Personnel – supervisors, Engineers, Team Leaders
  • HSE personnel
  • Departmental safety officers
  • Safety representatives
  • Members of investigation teams
  • Anyone who needs to have a better understanding of Incident and Accident Investigation


The Advanced Incident and Accident Investigation training course is delivered in PowerPoint presentation format with detailed explanation of each and every point. A number of examples from various industries are given and videos are shown wherever required. Important points are discussed in detail to make the training very effective. Sufficient time is given for Q & A and the discussion to make the training interactive and participative. After the training participants themselves will be able to do the incident/accident investigation in their own organisation.

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training.


Module 1 - Incident, Accident and Outline of Investigation Procedure

  • KeyTopics:

    • What are hazards and risk
    • Difference between “Incident “and “Accident “
    • Types of incidents
    • Why do accidents happen
    • Importance of Incident / Accident Investigation
    • Legal aspects of incident/accident investigation
    • Gathering information
    • Analyzing information
    • Deciding immediate and root causes
    • Identifying suitable control measures
    • Planning corrective actions

Module 2 - Interviewing Witnesses and Gathering Information

  • KeyTopics:

    • Preparation for the interview of witnesses and other concerned persons
    • Principles of effective interviewing
    • Separation of witnesses
    • Confidentiality of information obtained
    • Collecting factual information – photographs, sketches, videos, system alarms if any
    • Collection of required drawings, company policies, risk assessments, training records, SOPs, Safe Systems of Work, Permit-to-Work, Maintenance Records ——   need and importance of all this information
    • Q & A session

Module 3 -Analyzing Information, Identify Control Measures

  • KeyTopics:

    • How to analyze the data
    • Finding immediate causes of incident/accident from the data analysis
    • Finding root causes of incident/accident from the data analysis
    • Explanation with examples
    • How to identify suitable control measures for both immediate and root causes – explanation with examples
    • Video
    • Q & A session

Module 4 - Recording and Reporting of Incidents / Accidents

  • KeyTopics:

    • Internal incident reporting system
    • Reporting event to the external agencies
    • Legal requirements
    • Formats for incident reporting
    • “ Do’s “ and “ Don’ts “ of effective report writing
    • Q & A session
    • Mock Accident Review

Module 5 - Mock Accident Investigation

  • KeyTopics:

    • Mock accident case will be given to the class
    • Write down whom you will interview
    • Write down the interview questions
    • Write down what data you will collect
    • Your conclusion about immediate causes and root causes
    • Write down your conclusion about selection of control measures
    • Utilize the knowledge and skills gained during training and write an Accident Investigation Report
    • Discussion and Q & A session

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