This course aims to provide employees with an understanding of the importance of accident investigation, the methods adopted in investigating accidents, the importance of reporting and understanding how to react to ensure effective reporting.

Formally IOSH Accident Investigation


All individuals expected to be involved in the investigation team process.


Upon successful completion of the course, learners should be able to:

  • Understand why we care about investigation – Moral, economic and legal
  • Explain about Health and Safety at Work Laws (as per country or ILO)
  • Discuss The traditional approach to investigation
  • Review Loss control programmes
  • Understand failures in human performance – errors and violations
  • Be able to practically investigate incidents using a determined methodology
  • Be able to use the loss causation model and methodology in order
    – Be able to gather information including carrying out interviews
    – Be able to sort information into the 4P methodology
    – Be able to complete a basic 5 why or mind map and find the critical underlying causes
    – be able to complete a bowtie to determines the costs, causes, failures and control measures
  • be able to summarise findings on a root cause analysis software (RCA)
  • Understand which accidents should be investigated and the difficulty in getting them reported
  • Understand what goes into an Incident investigation report form
  • Be able to write SMART objectives to go in the RCA
  • Be able to write an Executive summary for Final incident report


This two day course covers 10 modules:

  • Introduction – why we care – Moral, economic and legal
  • Health and Safety at Work Laws (as per country or ILO)
  • The traditional approach to investigation
  • Loss control programmes
  • Failures in human performance – errors and violations
  • Investigations of accidents
  • Using the loss causation model
  • Which accidents should be investigated
  • Accident investigation report form and SMART objectives
  • Executive summary for Final accident report


Delegates who attended & successfully completed both the practical & written assessments will be awarded the Accident Investigation Certificate, issued by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in the UK.


This course is delivered by KBA Training Centre Pte Ltd ~ the IOSH-approved Training Provider

This course is also presented as an in-company package, or at our client’s preferred location. For course fees, dates and other information, please contact us.