Incident Investigation

45 minute accredited online course with certificate. RoSPA Member



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Offer ends 30 September 2021
Study method
Online, self-paced
1 hour
Access to content
1 year
No formal qualification
3 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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Investigating incidents and understanding the elements which contribute to workplace injuries or near misses is a vital part of an effective safety culture.

In this course we outline some of the theories, procedures, and requirements necessary to complete effective investigation. This will help you ensure that your co-workers are all operating in the safest environment possible.

Unit One Introduction

In this first unit we define the main terminology used in incident investigation.

You will learn that near misses are equally important to investigate because the insight into risks and hazards they provide enable steps to be taken which can reduce the chance of an incident in future.

Unit Two Introduction

In this unit we will look at how to investigate incidents.

Developing an Accident Investigation Plan

Investigating a near miss

Conducting an accident investigation

  • Interviewing a Witness
  • Types of evidence
  • At the Scene
  • Fact Finding

Unit Three Introduction

An incident is an unplanned and unwanted event which disrupts the work process and has the potential of resulting in injury, harm, or damage to persons or property.

In this final unit we look at the general causes of incidents so you know what to look for. We also cover how to conclude and write and incident report in order that lessons can be learnt.

Immediate Causes

Basic Causes

Lack of Control

Documenting an Investigation

  • Writing the Report
  • Taking Remedial Action
  • Reporting the Conclusion

Notification of Accidents


3 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 Incident Investigation training

  • Learn anywhere - anytime
  • Accelerated Learning – 75 minutes
  • 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.


There are no requirements before taking this course

Career path

Developing the skills of effective health and safety management

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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.

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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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