A sound accident investigation and reporting process is essential if we are to learn from the experience of an accident - and build systems, provide suitable accident prevention training, business processes and management to avoid a recurrence. The old system of blame-placing may cure the symptom but will not help identify the causes.
This course is designed to consider the legal, moral and cost implications of accidents and examines how best to use the information to protect the staff and assets of your organisation.
All staff having a duty or responsibility to investigate and report on accidents.
On completion of the course delegates will:
What is an accident? - Understanding the importance of accident investigation and how to use the facts as a learning tool to increase and enforce more accident prevention in the workplace.
Delegates will learn how to gather the facts surrounding an accident, including interview techniques and reporting methods.
The causes of accidents will be explored to give an appreciation of the importance of identifying the root causes. It will also encourage delegates to recognise the contributory factors of unsafe acts, conditions and underlying causes of accidents.
The impact of training, supervision, systems procedures and behaviour will be examined to demonstrate the synergistic effect on accident prevention. In addition, the safety and accident prevention course will show how treating the proximate cause may treat the symptom but not cure the problem.
The legal duty to report will be explained together with the roles of the enforcement authorities in the investigation and the penalties for failure to report. This will include an outline of the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations (RIDDOR).
Line Business Services courses are designed to be participative, being a part-taught programme together with syndicate exercises and practical learning from case studies.
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Note: This course can be tailored to meet your exact needs. The course can be provided locally in Bath, Bristol, the Southwest or anywhere in the UK or overseas. For further information or to obtain a quotation contact Line Business Services Ltd on 0117 986 2194