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Accident Investigation Training Course

This Accident Investigation Course has been designed to provide learners with the necessary skills to ensure their organisation’s Accident Investigation System forms an essential part of managing health and safety in the workplace.

There were 9,143 non-fatal injuries and 47 work-related fatalities reported to the HSA in 2017. Learning lessons from accidents/incidents will provide you with a deeper understanding of the risks associated with your work activities, identify what is wrong and take positive steps to put it right. It is a requirement to report Accidents and dangerous occurrences to the Health and Safety Authority in line with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Reporting of Accidents and Dangerous Occurrences) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 370 of 2016).

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Course Aims
  • Learners will be provided with tools to obtain detailed and accurate information regarding accidents
  • To provide direction to complete a thorough investigation and establish the root cause of the accident
  • To prevent a reoccurrence of similar accidents
Course Objectives
  • Know the difference between an accident and a dangerous occurrence
  • List the components of an accident investigation
  • Explain the role of accident investigation in safety management systems
  • Utilise an accident investigation model and use it to investigate more effectively
  • Apply the correct steps in conducting an accident/incident investigation
  • Describe the legal implications with respect to accidents in the workplace
  • How to keep good notes and records
Who Should Attend This Course?
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Human Resource Staff
  • Health & Safety Personnel
Pre-Course Requirements
  • English is the language in which training is delivered, and learners must have fluency in English
  • Please let us know if learners have any specific learner requirements
Course Programme
  • Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005
  • Safety Health & Welfare at Work General Application Regulations 2007
  • Definition of an accident/incident
  • Essential elements of an accident investigation programme
  • Preserving the Scene
  • Taking Witness Statements
  • Site Measurements, sketches and drawings
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Accident Report Writing & Recording
  • Accident prevention and reactive monitoring
  • Auditing, reporting and recording
  • Completing in-house and statutory reporting forms for various incidents
  • Workshops
Training Methods
  • Classroom based power-point presentation
  • Workshop
  • Practical Demonstrations

Participants will be required to fully participate in workshops


1 Year Phoenix STS Certification

Course Materials


Maximum Number of Learners



1 day



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