How to Conduct an Accident and Incident Investigation

Your business may never have an accident which is what you work towards. However you need to Learn how you effectively conduct your own accident and incident investigation BEFORE an accident occurs on your premises. Because if you leave it until an accident actually occurs you will be under a lot more stress. You may also find that you have not been reporting correctly all accidents and incidents and it may cost more in penalties.

Accident Investigation Training is provided to you as an online module because we know how time poor most business owners are. This means you can do it at your own pace or on days when you have a lull in work.

Some accidents and incidents must be reported to government agencies and that will lead to in-depth look at your accident investigation reports. This in turn may lead them to question and look at all your WHS processes and systems resulting in further penalties should your system not be effective.  If you lack a WHS safety management system it may result in higher penalties or jail. So before an accident WHS Investigators can help you establish your WHS safety system because let’s face it, you don’t want to go to jail! 

AFTER you have a workplace accident is not the time to start doing a course in accident investigations. Therefore if you have no experience, we can mentor you through what you need to do after injured staff have been treated so you don’t miss a critical step. 

You have a whole series of process to go through after an accident. A quality accident investigation is needed, because a poor investigation could lead to other penalties and legal actions.  

Racquell Rockley

Work Health & Safety Investigator

“I have been in the safety business for 18 years. I started at Patricks Stevedoring and became very aware that safety was pretty relevant in businesses. In the first year at Patricks, I had to investigate four fatal injuries I had to deal with. Going knocking on people’s doors was not a happy time, however it made me realise that if you don’t have safety in your business, they you have got nothing!”.

Don't wait for an accident to occur before you learn what to do!