Accident Investigation

Course Description

This course provides learners with the necessary information and skills to reach to the right conclusions, make effective, practical recommendations and thereby make a significant contribution to improving workplace health and safety.

This course is intended for managers, leaders, trainers, health and safety officers and anyone involved in health and safety training and/or procedures.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe and implement Accident Investigation Procedures
  • State the reasons for accident investigations
  • Identify all the potential sources of information
  • Describe and demonstrate an ability to reach sound conclusions
  • Explain and demonstrate an ability to reach practical, effective recommendations and communicate these effectively

Option 1:
If you just want to take this course without the test or certificate, just pay US$90.

If you wish to take this course + online test + receive a Certificate of Completion from the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) United Kingdom + shipping cost of the certificate, the total cost is US$120.

If you wish to retake your online course test – the total cost is $60.
If you pass your test – you will receive your Certificate with no additional cost.

This course is designed for online study/ distance education/ home-based learning. A student dashboard is provided in the student’s account log-in to monitor progress. A downloadable PDF format will also be available to the learners for offline study.

Duration: 1 day

  • Announcements: Student's Dashboard
  • Email Support: Throughout the duration of the course, should you have any question or concern, feel free to message us.
  • Feedback/Response Time: 1-3 days

At the end of the entire course, an examination in a multiple-choice format will be given that will cover the entire programme. This assessment is between 30-50 questions.

A 70% passing rate of the assessment exam is needed to get the course certification.

  • Internet Access
  • Student Dashboard Login: Personal Username and Password

Accidents & Accident Causation

If an organization does not properly control risks, the outcome of an accident often depends on chance. Because the outcome of an accident cannot be accurately predicted, the only way to effectively reduce accidents is by controlling the underlying causes of all the different accident types.

Accident Reporting Process

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases & Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR).

The Process

You have 2 top priorities when you are first notified of an accident. The first is to the injured person to ensure that appropriate medical attention is available. The second priority is then to ensure that the area is made safe to ensure no other persons are injured.

Accident Investigation

Every employer has a Moral, Legal & Economic obligation to protect the health and safety of employees while at work.

The Cause of Accidents

During an accident investigation you will be looking for the unsafe acts and the unsafe conditions which contributed to the accident. If you carry out the investigation effectively then you will find the root cause or causes of the accident.

Facts to be Collated

When you conduct an accident investigation you should be seeking to obtain information on unsafe acts, unsafe conditions, immediate failures and latent failures. To find out these various elements of the accident you need to ask the questions who, where, when, and what, which will give you details of the event.

Reaching Conclusion

Identifying all the failure modes, satisfy all the answers to what, where, why, who etc., and thus identify all the causes of the accident.


  • Part 1: Accident Investigation
  • Part 2: Accident Investigation

Certified and Accredited by ICM (Institute of Commercial Management, United Kingdom) and CPD (Continuing Professional Development, United Kingdom).

ICM and CPD certifications mean your skills meet international requirements for company compliance programmes regarding continuing professional development.