Accident Investigation

Introduction To The Principles of Accident Investigation and Investigation Techniques.
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 42 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

This training deliver an essential introduction for anyone responsible for accident investigation reports within their organisation. The courses introduce the practicalities of incident reporting procedures and explore key concepts such as root cause analysis to provide a broader understanding of why accident investigations can fail to prevent accidents occurring in the future.

This class is made up of short videos that you can watch at your own pace. There are some practical examples in the courses for the big accidents occurred including Tennirife 1977, Zeeburgge 1987 and Bhopal 1984. All these were due to verdict human error. In this program we will show that such mistakes are actually un-inevitable consequence of deeper rooted problems. In effect most people are set upped to have accidents.

Total length of the course is about 50 minutes. You may need one hour to take the course with quizzes.

This course is divided in to two major sections:

Section 1 - Introduction To The Principles of Accident Investigation

Section 2 - Investigation Techniques

Each section starts with and introduction lecture, in which student will learn about the key objectives.

There is an important summary lecture at the end of each section. In summary you will learn the major key points to remember.

The root cause analysis will prevent both the reoccurrences of the specific incident under investigation. This will prevent the wide range of unforeseen accidents in your organization.

Reasons to investigate a workplace accident include:

  • most importantly, to find out the root cause of accidents and to prevent similar accidents in the future
  • to fulfill any legal requirements
  • to determine the cost of an accident
  • to determine compliance with applicable safety regulations
  • to process workers' compensation claims
  • What are the requirements?

    • This course covers the very basic knowledge for accident investigation that is easily understandable and does not require any prior knowledge.

    What am I going to get from this course?

    • You will be able to get the introduction of main steps in investigating an accident and investigation techniques
    • You will be able to know what involves in identifying underlying root causes to accidents
    • You will be able to do root cause analysis to prevent accidents
    • Students will know the types of mistakes that leads to accidents

    Who is the target audience?

    • This course is designed for anyone responsible for accident investigation reports within their organisation.
    • Health and safety professionals
    • employees with knowledge of the work
    • safety officer
    • employees with experience in investigations

    What you get with this course?

    Not for you? No problem.
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    Certificate of completion.


    Section 1: Introduction To The Principles of Accident Investigation
    Collect Facts
    3 questions

    Collect Facts Mini Quiz

    Analyse Facts
    3 questions

    Analyse Facts Mini Quiz

    Establish Causes
    3 questions

    Establish Causes Mini Quiz

    3 questions

    Conclusions Mini Quiz

    Section 2: Investigation Techniques
    How Do Accidents Happen
    3 questions

    How Do Accidents Happen Mini Quiz

    Getting To The Root Of The Problem
    3 questions

    Getting To The Root Of The Problem Mini Quiz

    Who’s Really To Blame
    3 questions

    Who’s Really To Blame Mini Quiz


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    Instructor Biography

    Williams Terry, Health and Safety Trainer

    Having worked my way up the ranks of the sales force, I started out as a trainer with State Insurance in 1990, moving into an I.T. project as a business analyst and from there into the New Zealand Lotteries Commission and later into management at North Shore City Council. Lotto franchises operate in a wide range of retail outlets and I was exposed to, and involved in, the spectrum of the kiwi retail experience. I loved being a trainer and helping people help themselves. Being a manager and business owner enabled me to have a greater involvement in broader organizational development but you’ll see the spark of passion in me when I'm in front of the room helping learners learn and, even more importantly, transferring that learning into practical, tangible and measurable results in the workplace.


    Massey University 1994-96: Post-graduate DBA (Management)

    University of Canterbury 1985-87: Bachelor of Arts (History)

    University of Auckland 2006:

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