Accident Investigation

When accidents happen, they must be investigated to ensure they do not happen again and to facilitate improvements to existing safety systems.  Effective accident and incident investigation also helps in the identification of new hazards or associated risk, contributing to a safer and more productive working environment.

What you’ll learn:

This training will teach you how to get to the core of an issue using thorough investigation of the circumstances that contribute to workplace accidents and incidents.  You will acquire the skills necessary to identify the root cause and implement effective solutions that will reduce the level of risk within the working environment.                                                                                       

After, you’ll be able to…

  • Identify and explain the various types of risk.
  • Describe the barriers to accident/ incident reporting and use techniques that can be employed to overcome the identified barriers.
  • Conduct an investigation and undertake analysis, knowing how to collect evidence and interview witnesses to identify root cause.

Topics include;

  • What the current law requires
  • The investigation process and its objectives
  • Planning the investigation and the necessary steps to follow
  • Interviewing techniques
  • How to avoid the blame game when undertaking investigations
  • Preparing and writing the report
  • Helpful questions for the investigator

Presenter: Helen Mason, Health and Safety Consultant, Coolspring Consulting

Helen has extensive health and safety experience, including over 20 years as a health and safety consultant, as well as significant in-house experience within both the public and private sector.

Helen is skilled at being able to provide support to organisations at any stage of their health and safety journey – from systems audits, legislation updates and documentation right through to customised in-house training, staff inductions and on-call support.

With a focus on long-term partnerships, Helen regularly works with a wide range of clients from across a variety of sectors throughout New Zealand, including SMEs, large multinational corporates and not-for-profits, to help organisations more effectively manage health and safety in the workplace.

Thursday, 31st August, 2023
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce, 25 Canon Street, Timaru Central, Timaru, 7910
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1. Cancellations must be advised in writing or by telephone at least five full working days prior to the date of the course or event.
2. All cancellations and refunds will incur a $50.00 + GST administration fee to cover the costs.
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4. Requests to transfer to a later course can be made, subject to availability and approval. If participants are able to transfer to a later course the administration fee is waived. This request must be made at least five working days prior to the original course or event.
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6. In house training requires 10 days notice otherwise full fees need to be paid.

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