Accident Causes and Investigation
- Duties of the employer and employees
- Key aspects of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
- Links with other key pieces of legislation:
- The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992
- RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences) Regulations 1995
- The Social Security Regulations 1979
- Definition and theories around accidents, incidents / near misses and dangerous occurrences.
The Accident Process
- Basic and immediate causes.
- The loss causation model and financial implications.
Formal and Internal Reporting
- The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations – an overview of the key piece of legislation to report certain events to the enforcing authorities.
Accident Investigation Process and Prevention
- Accident investigation - the reasons to investigate and the elements of an effective investigation.
- How to perform an accident investigation (5 main steps) with practical exercises for some of the steps within the process, enabling a full understanding of what an effective investigation consist of.
- Proactive / reactive approaches and the principles of accident prevention.
Accident Investigation Practical Exercise
- Completing an accident investigation practical exercise following a scenario from a video and then comparing to the suggested actions to be taken on the video.