An incident can be defined as a sudden, unplanned event that causes or could have caused harm to a person, environment, or property. Incidents and accidents can happen in any workplace, at anytime. Failure to properly investigate an incident or accident, and determine its root cause, can be costly. A proper investigation helps to measure the effectiveness of your company’s health and safety program, reveal hazards that were not identified during workplace inspections, examine actual events, and reveal potential trends.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the Investigation Process
- Recognize the Causes of Accidents/Incidents
- Identify Classification of Causes
- Recognize Prevention TechniquesPerform an Investigation
Participant manual, test, record of attendance and wall certificate.
Our course is designed to provide managers, supervisors, and health and safety representatives with the information necessary to carry out their investigative duties effectively.
Occupational Health and Safety Act ss. 8(14), 9(31)
8(14)Where a person is killed or critically injured at a workplace from any cause, the health and safety representative may, subject to subsection 51(2), inspect the place where the accident occurred and any machine, device or thing, and shall report his or her findings in writing to a Director.
9(31) The members of a committee who represent workers shall designate one or more such members to investigate cases where a worker is killed or critically injured at a workplace from any cause and one of those members may, subject to subsection 51 (2), inspect the place where the accident occurred and any machine, device or thing, and shall report his or her findings to a Director and to the committee.