Accident Investigation and Reporting - ACT Safety Group

Accident Investigation and Reporting

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Contents of the course includes:

• Legal requirements, policies & procedures
• What accidents and incidents to report
• How to report accidents and incidents
• Why investigate
• The “Causal Tree”
• Investigation techniques
• Interviewing
• Recording and reporting
• Epidemiological analysis
• Accident rates
• Handouts are supplied to students if required


• We discuss the Health and Safety at Work Act, in particular
• Section 2, The Duty on the Employer
• Section 7, The Duty on the Employee
• Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
• Regulation 14, Duties on Employees
• We discuss Hazards and Risks
• Accidents, Incidents and Near Miss incidents
• Ethical and Moral reasons to report incidents
• Look at the RIDDOR in detail and the forms to be completed
• Methods of carrying out interviews with staff and visitors following an incident