Accident investigation and root cause analysis

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Learn the core areas of accident prevention and investigation, with a focus on procedures and techniques, that will enable you to arrive at the root cause of an accident. These procedures and techniques will also help you to create clear and concise formal reports and create logical and cost effective proposals to prevent repetition.
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Overview

Accidents happen, and, whilst they may never be completely eradicated from working life, the lessons we learn from their cause can significantly reduce the chances of them happening again.

Vital to this prevention is the application of robust and proven accident investigation and root cause analysis techniques.

During this course, you will learn about the core areas of accident prevention and investigation, with a focus on procedures and techniques that will enable you to arrive at the root cause of an accident. These procedures and techniques will also help you to create clear and concise formal reports and make logical and cost effective proposals to prevent repetition.

Suitability

This course has been specifically designed for:

  • Safety professionals
  • Safety Supervisors
  • Site managers
  • Directors
  • Senior managers
  • Contract managers

 

 

Outcomes

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

  • Clearly understand the accident causation and investigation process
  • Recognise the human factors and human failure in accident causation and the factors affecting human reliability
  • Know the differences between active vs. latent failures and errors vs. violations
  • Compare advanced techniques for gathering information, including sequence diagrams, event and causal factor analysis and multi-linear events sequencing
  • Identify critical events
  • Explain fault tree, barrier and change analysis
  • Illustrate advanced techniques for root cause identification, including ‘Tree’ and check-list techniques.

 

All learners will also receive a certificate of attendance for their CPD records.

Curriculum

On this course you will learn about:

  • Accident causation and investigation
  • Human factors/failure in accident causation
  • The factors affecting human reliability
  • Active versus latent failures
  • Errors versus violations
  • Advanced techniques for gathering information
  • Sequence diagrams
  • Event and causal factor analysis
  • Multi-linear events sequencing
  • Critical event identification
  • Fault tree, barrier and change analysis
  • Advanced techniques for root cause identification
  • ‘Tree’ and check-list techniques

Leaders

Terry ap Hywel

Terry is a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner and a Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CFIOSH). He was Chairman of the Construction Division of IOSH during the consultation stage of CDM 1994 and co‑ordinated the Construction Division’s response to the proposed regulations as well as being involved with the preparation of the Guidance.

His career began with twelve years in construction design, management and engineering. This was followed by 40 years’ experience in health and safety, 35 years of which he has been engaged as a consultant by a variety of organisations. He has written and contributed to various publications including a textbook giving practical CDM guidance.

Terry has assisted a number of national and international organisations to set up and implement systems for the management of contractors. He was also involved in the selection of the contractor to design and build the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.