Accident Investigation is an interesting and effective training on how to conduct a proper investigation of a workplace accident. The training stresses proper investigative procedure and conveys an understanding of the basic skills needed by the investigator. The training teaches how to analyze the facts, identify the contributing factors, and discover the root cause.
The training treats the entire process, from the first steps of securing the area, through the final stages of taking corrective actions and follow-up. Multiple interactions involve the learner and make sure they fully understand all concepts.
This course presents interactive instruction covering the following topical areas:Investigate
- Secure the area
- Organize your approach
- Gather facts
- Collect evidence
- Interview witnesses
- Review records
- Review facts
- Ask 'Why' questions
- Corrective action
- Short term solutions
- Long term solutions
This course will measure mastery on each of the following performance objectives:
Properly and effectively investigate accidents.
Determine the cause of an accident.
- Identify the first priority in any accident investigation.
- List immediate steps to take to secure the accident area.
- Determine steps to include in the initial investigation.
- Describe good witness interviewing techniques.
- Acknowledge that the intent of the investigation process is to identify causes of accidents and develop corrective actions to avoid future occurrences.
- List tasks involved in investigating workplace accidents.
Take corrective action to prevent future accidents.
- Agree to include environmental factors as a possible contributing factor.
- Choose an example of an accident's contributing factor.
- Recall mapping events as an effective way to determine an accident's cause.
- Use why questions to analyze facts to discover contributing factors and the cause or causes of an accident.
Properly document all areas of an investigation.
- Recommend a typical corrective action for an accident whose primary cause was people-related.
- Recommend a typical corrective action for an accident whose primary cause was equipment or material-related.
Follow up on corrective measures.
- Explain the benefits of documentation.
- From a list, select required forms to complete.
Follow through on a complete investigation.
- Explain the importance of follow-up.
- Agree that follow-up helps ensure the most appropriate measures are taken.
- List investigation procedures from gathering facts to follow-up.