Accident Causes and Investigation

Course content

The Law

  • 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.
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