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Short Course

NEBOSH Introduction to Incident Investigation

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.


Course overview

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

The 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

Award: Short Course
Level: CPD
Delivery: Campus
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: 1 day
Campus: Preston
Start Date: Start dates are varied


This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

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