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Incident Investigation Level 3 E-Learning

Course description

Upon completion of the course, the successful learner will understand how to adopt a detailed but simple approach to incident investigation procedures and techniques.

Formative assessment

  • Various activities will be completed online.

Summative assessment

  • Written assessment to be done online at the end of the course. Learners must achieve a minimum of 65%.

Course outline

By the end of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • explain the:
    • specified requirements pertaining to conducting an investigation into workplace incidents
    • relevant standards for an investigation into workplace incidents
    • extent of the investigation
    • relevant hazard and risk control measures for workplace incident data gathering, and the consequences of not conforming to specified requirements, in preparing for data gathering
    • importance of identifying the causes of the incident being investigated and the consequences of non-compliance with any of the required steps.
  • describe the:
    • relevant hazards and risks likely to be encountered during the investigation
    • purpose of conducting investigations into workplace incidents.
    • prepare to gather data for the investigation
  • verify the:
    • purpose and extent of the investigation
    • persons, tools, equipment and material as fit for purpose and available
  • gather and evaluate data, according to the requirements for the intended type of investigation
  • determine the prevailing conditions at the scene of the incident by using accepted data-gathering methods
  • identify the causes of an incident through the interpretation of variances
  • perform post-investigation functions
  • report the findings, recommendations and remedial action
  • deal with the identified sub-standard acts and conditions reported appropriately
  • evaluate and record remedial action accordingly
  • explain the consequences of non-compliance with any of the above.