NEBOSH Introduction to Incident Investigation Short Course

NEBOSH Introduction to Incident Investigation Short Course

While many employers investigate incidents, the quality of incident investigations varies – with incidents frequently attributed to “human error” while factors such as culture, training and work pressure are overlooked. Too often, investigations either fail to identify all the causes of incidents or they focus attention on the individual involved. As a result, the opportunity to review work methods and improve risk controls may be lost. The NEBOSH Introduction to Incident Investigation qualification is aimed at those who conduct investigations, such as supervisors and line managers, and it is a stand-alone qualification: learners don’t need to have completed any other specific qualifications or training to attend. 

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course


LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time



SCHOOL: School of Engineering

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston


Entry Requirements:


Course Content

The course covers the moral, legal and financial reasons for carrying out effective incident investigations; the benefits of incident investigation; human and organisational factors; the process of investigation, including gathering and organising evidence and identifying immediate, underlying and root causes; interview technique; understanding the significance of bias and blame cultures.

The qualification includes an innovative end-of-course assessment in which learners are asked to analyse a case study film and identify poor and good practices in interviewing techniques.

Highlights of the course

Qualification will ensure critical investigations are carried out effectively. Employers, supervisors, health and safety representatives, union and safety representatives will all benefit. Attending the course will enable you to:

  • Independently investigate incidents
  • Gather evidence including conducting witness interviews
  • Produce an action plan to prevent a recurrence of an incident
  • Contribute to team investigations for large scale incidents
  •  Positively impact the safety culture in your organisation

Industry links & professional accreditation


Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

Course cost: £400

How to Apply

Please enrol via the UCLan online shop 

For further information about how to apply telephone  +44 (0)1772 895680 or email:

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About UCLan

Course Enquiries

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United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400