Accident Investigation Training

Accident Investigation Training

Accidents happen – even with all the best planning, policies and procedures. The findings of an accident investigation can be used as a basis to design and implement control measures to avoid similar or more series accidents happening in the future.

Businesses have a moral and legal obligation to investigate accidents and incidents

  • RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013)
  • Including changes implemented in April 2012

Ensure that your organisation meets its moral and legal obligation to investigate accidents and incidents, and learn from safety failure

About the Course

Identify the root causes of accidents. 

Our one day accident and incident investigation training will give you a broad understanding of the accident investigation process, looking at the benefits of accident prevention.

Topics covered include:

  • Principles of accident investigation
  • Benefits of accident prevention
  • Basic concepts of human factors
  • Accident reporting and scope of investigation
  • Accident investigation techniques
  • Stages of accident investigation
  • Practical exercises and case study.

Six principle learning objectives 

  • Understand the definition of an accident and a near-miss and the importance of investigation.
  • Understand the need to establish causal factors to assist in the prevention of recurrences.
  • Understand the roles of investigators, the safety officer and the HSE in various phases of an accident investigation.
  • Identify those who might be involved, affected or interested in an accident.
  • Recognise the importance of managing evidence and witness interview.Formulating an action plan and monitoring.


Who is the course for

Who is the course for?

  • Training is suitable for business owners, managers, supervisors, safety representatives – and anyone with the responsibility for investigating accidents
Training Venue Options

We can deliver this one-day accident investigation training course at our Loughborough training centre.  Please contact us for available dates.

The training course is also available as an in-company option – we can either come to your place of work or a venue of your choosing. This enables a number of your employees to be trained together easily and cost-effectively. We can also tailor the course to your specific business.

Please call us on 01509 214357 for more details.


There is no formal assessment for our Accident Investigation course. Delegates who successfully complete the training in full will receive a CIM Associates Training accredited certificate of training.

Group Sizes and Cost

This training is available for individuals or groups. Please contact us for more information and pricing options. 

For more about our accident investigation training or to make an enquiry please contact us and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.