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Safety Investigation Training​ Course Outline


Module 1: Safety and Investigation 

  • What is Safety? 
  • Why is Safety Needed? 
  • Why Investigate? 
  • Understanding the Language of Investigation 
  • Causes of Adverse Events 
  • Investigation Basics 

Module 2: Investigation Methodologies

  • Investigation Methodologies and Tools
  • Tools for Use in Preparation for Root Cause Analysis
  • Structured Root Cause Analysis Methodologies
  • Selecting an Appropriate Methodology

Module 3: Designing an Incident Investigation Management System

  • System Considerations
  • Typical Management System Topics
  • Management System

Module 4: Initial Notification, Classification, and Investigation of Process Safety Incidents

  • Internal Reporting
  • Incident Classification
  • Incident Notification
  • Type of Investigation

Module 5: Building and Leading an Incident Investigation Team

  • Advantages of the Team Approach
  • Leading a Process Safety Incident Investigation Team
  • Potential Team Composition
  • Building a Team for a Specific Incident
  • Team Activities

Module 6: Evidence Identification, Collection, and Management

  • Sources of Evidence
  • Evidence Gathering
  • Timelines and Sequence Diagrams

Module 7: Evidence Analysis and Causal Factor Determination

  • Scientific Method
  • Confirmation Bias
  • Evidence Analysis
  • Hypothesis Formulation
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Select the Final Hypothesis

Module 8: Determining the Root Cause 

  • Methodologies for Root Cause Analysis
  • What is a Project and Why Do They Fail?
  • Root Cause Determination Using Predefined Trees 

Module 9: Preparing the Final Report

  • Report Scope
  • Interim Reports
  • Writing the Report
  • Sample Report Format
  • Report Review and Quality Assurance
  • Investigation Document and Evidence Retention
  • Developing Effective Safety Recommendations 
  • Implementing Safety Recommendations 

Module 10: Continuous Improvement for Incident Investigation System

  • Regulatory Compliance Review Investigation Quality Assessment
  • Causal Category Analysis
  • Review of Near-Miss Events
  • Recommendations Review
  • Investigation Follow-Up Review
  • Key Performance Indicators

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Who should attend this Safety Investigation Training Course?

The Safety Investigation Training Course is tailored for individuals who want to investigate safety incidents, analyse their causes, and recommend corrective actions. The following individuals would benefit from attending a Safety Investigation Training Course:

  • Health and Safety Professionals
  • Incident Responders
  • Operational Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Facility Managers

Prerequisites of the Safety Investigation Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for attending this Safety Investigation Training Course.

Safety Investigation Training​ Course Overview

Safety Investigation is the procedure conducted for accident prevention which includes gathering and analysing data, drawing conclusions, includes assessment of causes, when applicable, the formulation of safety recommendations. It helps organisations to make recommendations to diminish or eradicate unacceptable risks. Studying Safety Investigation Training course is good for learners to effectively gain the skills of Safety Investigation steps. It helps individuals to comprehend better the events leading up to the occurrence. Having this Safety Investigation training will certainly help learners climb up the ladder of success.

In this 2-day Safety Investigation Training course, delegates will enlighten their expertise about the Safety Investigation. During this training, they will learn about the initial notification, classification, investigation of process safety incidents, more. They will also learn about the causes of adverse events and structured root cause analysis methodologies, management systems, internal reporting, type of investigation, potential team composition, causal category analysis, and many more. Our highly expert trainer with abundant knowledge will teach the delegates about Safety Investigation.

It also accommodates the delegates with other related topics, such as:   

  • Why is safety needed? 
  • Selecting an appropriate methodology
  • Incident notification
  • Potential team composition
  • Sample report format
  • Investigation follow-up review

After attending this Safety Investigation Training, they will be able to design an incident investigation management system. They will also be able to root cause determination using logic trees and predefined trees.

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What’s included in this Safety Investigation Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Safety Investigation Training Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

Safety Investigation Training FAQs


Safety Investigation is the procedure conducted for accident prevention which includes the gathering and analysis of data, the drawing of conclusions, including the assessment of causes, and when applicable, the formulation of safety recommendations.
There are no formal prerequisites to attend this Safety Investigation Training.
This Safety Investigation Training course is ideal for anyone who wants to gain knowledge of Safety Investigation.
Five whys analysis, failure mode and effects analysis, fault tree analysis, fishbone diagram, Pareto charts, scatter plot diagram, etc., are the different root cause analysis methods.
Employee injury or illness or death related to workplace activities at the workplace, harm or damage to an environmental receptor, non-compliance with internal policies, procedures, or legislation, damage to buildings or equipment, etc., are the events can incident include.
Identifying the problem, gathering data, analysing the problem, and solving the problem, are the main steps of root cause analysis.
During the Safety Investigation Training course, you will learn various essential topics such as causes of adverse events, typical management system topics, evidence analysis, writing the report, causal category analysis, and many more.
The price for Safety Investigation Training certification in Australia starts from AUD2295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Safety Investigation Training.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

Joshua Davies, Thames Water

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