Accident Investigation

CPD accredited online Accident Investigation course with assessment and certificate



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Offer ends 30 September 2021
Study method
Online, self-paced
1 hour
Access to content
1 year
No formal qualification
2 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Research suggests effective board leadership can deliver a 5 – 10% reduction in workplace accidents and ill-health. Other HSE research suggests 70% of accidents can be attributed to management failure at some point along the chain.

To have an effective safety culture honest lessons need to be taken from accidents and near misses that occur.

Domino theories of accident causation suggest accidents result from a chain of events like a line of dominoes falling over. When one of the dominoes falls, it triggers the next one, eventually leading to an accident, injury or other loss.

Accident prevention strategies involve removing one of the dominoes from the chain. The root causes of accidents are usually organisationals failing to remove one domino from the chain.

The course objective is to provide an understanding of how to thoroughly investigate accidents and get to the root cause. In this way effective preventative measures to beak the chain can be implemented in the future.

The course then shows candidates how to thoroughly investigate accidents and near misses, so that better preventative measures can be implemented in the future.


2 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

Course media


Duration: 75 minutes

What you will learn:

  • What near misses and accidents are
  • Why you should investigate them both
  • Gathering evidence
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Reporting techniques
  • How to implement system improvement

Benefits of echo3education Accident Investigation training

  • Accelerated Learning
  • Complies with UK legislation
  • Complies with Health & Safety Executive best practice
  • Rich Media & engaging content
  • Instant digital certificate on successful completion
  • Complementary training record back-up from echo3education
  • Unlimited course access for 12 months


Through out the course there are short 'Knowledge Checks'.

At the end of the course is a 20 question assessment.

To successfully complete the course candidates are required to achieve 80% in the final assessment. The assessment may be retaken as often as required.

On successful completion candidates will be automatically emailed their completion certificate.

The completion certificate contains the candidate name, course title, date and a validation code which can be authenticated via echo3education.

Some courses also offer a digital badge so your success can be shared online through websites like Linkedin. Sharing the digital badge requires free third party software. echo3education are happy to explain the process.

Who is this course for?

The responsible health & safety person within your business. Any employee who may be required to undertake accident or near miss investigations. Any employee who needs to submit a report under RIDDOR.


There are not requirements prior to undertaking the accident investigation eLearning course.

Career path

All Health and Safety mangers or responsible individuals within their organisation should have accident investigation knowledge.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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