(HII) HSE Incident Investigation course


Sixteen (16) hours


The program designed to prepare staff who may be nominated, as individuals or as a member of a team, to investigate incidents or accidents.

By completion of the program the delegates must be aware of ;

  1. Why investigate incidents? (including current Company statistics).
  2. Initial response to an incident
  3. Gathering initial facts from the scene and evidence preservation.
  4. Forming and effective investigation team and its terms of reference
  5. Investigation techniques and philosophies.
  6. Interviewing witnesses.
  7. Determining relevance of information.
  8. Following information leads.
  9. Validation of gathered evidence and corroboration.
  10. Determining human behaviour and motivators.
  11. Analysing the Management System and Procedures.
  12. Analysis of findings.
  13. Finding the reasons behind the cause(s).
  14. Determining sensible and SMART actions to learn from the incident.
  15. Preparation, review and publication of the report.
  16. Practical role play with case studies. (6 hours)


PDO HSE Team Leads and Contractor HSE Advisers

PDO Contract Owners, Contract Holders and Contractor Managers & Supervisors, who may be required as part of their role to lead incident investigations.


  1. Confirmation, clarification and expansion of knowledge and understanding related to incident types, records, risk assessment matrix and the Bow-Tie concept previously gained on HSE Tools & Skills course.
  2. Sufficient knowledge and clarity concerning human factors in incident investigation.
  3. An awareness of Tripod Trees and the ability to prepare incident reports.


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