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NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation

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19 November 2024 - 20 November 2024


The investigation and analysis of work-related accidents and incidents forms an essential part of managing health and safety. By learning lessons and making improvements, organisations can prevent similar incidents occurring in the future.

HSE and NEBOSH have jointly developed this one day qualification to show how non-complex incidents can be investigated effectively.

The course is relevant for delegates from all sectors: from manufacturing, construction, financial services, local government and retail, to health care, social services and the caring professions, in fact in any work situation where the outcomes from effective investigations can help improve management arrangements for risk control and compliance.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be provided with information that will help them to:

  • Appreciate why incident investigations are carried out, including the moral, legal and financial arguments
  • Recognise how human and organisational factors contribute to incidents
  • Understand how to gather evidence, including how to conduct successful interviews
  • Know how to investigate incidents
  • Be able to independently investigate simple incidents and contribute to team investigations for large scale incidents
  • Be able to produce an action plan to prevent a recurrence of an incident
  • Be able to apply these skills and knowledge to impact positively on the safety culture in their organisation

What the course will cover

This course provides an overview of incident terminology, sets out the moral, legal and financial arguments for investigations and explains the management system requirements. Delegates will look at human and organisational factors that can contribute to an accident, explore the process for investigating incidents and learn positive interview strategies so that they can conduct successful interviews. Finally, delegates will learn some advanced incident investigation techniques.

Download the learner guide here.

How is the qualification assessed?

Delegates will complete a practical assessment at the end of the course. Delegates will be provided with a pack of evidence and shown a video of three witness interviews. They will be asked to review the evidence, evaluate each interview and produce an action plan that will help prevent a recurrence of an incident. Delegates will have one working day after the course to complete and return their assessment to us.

Who should attend?

This qualification is for anyone who wants to carry out incident investigations effectively.

Employers, supervisors, managers, SHE champions, trade union and worker safety representatives as well as consultants and other professionals will benefit from undertaking this training.

Live online course information

Our live online training courses are taught in real-time, allowing you to have a direct dialogue with our experts, a high level of interaction with the other attendees and lots of opportunities to ask questions - just as you would in a real classroom.

All you will need is an internet-connected computer, laptop or tablet with a webcam and microphone. Before you book, you can check that you meet the Zoom system requirements and run a diagnostic test to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings.


£560 per person (includes digital training resources and NEBOSH registration and assessment fees - cancelled/repeat assessments will incur an additional charge).

Please note: Your details will be shared with NEBOSH as part of the registration process. For this they will also need your date of birth - please provide this in the 'comments' box when you book

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Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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