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Accident Investigation

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Course Overview

This course is designed for those who have health and safety responsibilities within an organisation, such as managers and supervisors who may be required to carry out an accident investigation.

Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance. We recommend that this course is renewed every 3 years.

Course duration
6 hours


  • Introduction – An overview of the course and discussion of attendees’ current level of knowledge.
  • Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) – An overview of the key Health and Safety regulations to which companies in the UK and the legal requirements for reporting and recording such incidents.
  • Hazard Spotting – An exercise on understanding the hazards within a working environment, followed by a definition and explanation on ‘what is an accident’.
  • Accident Prevention Methods – The difference between reactive and pro-active prevention methods, the importance of Safe Systems of Work and the hierarchy of control methods. An explanation of why Accident Investigations are completed.
  • Accident Investigation Techniques – Steps to carry out while undertaking accident investigation eg taking pictures, taking measurements. Using the 5 ‘Whys’ technique to determine the root cause followed by a practical exercise.
  • Accident Reporting – How to gather evidence and information such as victim, eyewitness and bystander reports. An overview of the 5 stages on how to complete a full investigation including Company documentation.
  • Report Writing – The language to use when writing an accident investigation report to include the 7 categories, ‘What’, ‘Who’, ‘Where’, ‘When’ ‘How’, ‘Why’ and ‘Recommendations’, and the importance of keeping and maintaining records.
  • Report Analysis – How to analyse information gathered to produce a no-blame report of the incident and to provide recommendations on future prevention.
  • Q & A and Quiz – An opportunity for delegates to clarify and query any points covered by the course, followed by a quiz to test their knowledge.

Our Services

MBO Safety Services Limited provides a range of services tailored to suit your business’s individual requirements. From personal consulting, to providing training courses, and bespoke policies and procedures, MBO Safety Services Limited invests the time to understand your business.

Tailored To You

MBO Safety Services Limited prides itself on quality, our consultants will work alongside you to create tailored policies and procedures which integrate seamlessly into your business.


MBO Safety Services Limited has a strong team of specialist trainers who develop and deliver bespoke courses, all tailored to your business’s health and safety requirements.

Our courses can be held at our training facility, or at a location of your choice.

Tailored to You

MBO Safety Services Limited aims to tailor its services to meet individual business requirements. Our consultants will work within your business to fully understand your needs before developing bespoke policies and procedures that integrate seamlessly with your existing management systems.

Personal Touch

MBO Safety Services Limited prides itself on providing a personal service to all our customers. We offer common sense advice that suits your business.

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  • Expert Legal Advice and Guidance
  • Full Health and Safety Audit including Policies and Procedures
  • Safety Inspection and Reports
  • Development of Health and Safety Documentation
  • Site Inspections
  • Competent Persons Contract Agreements
  • Development of Risk Assessments
  • Development of Training Records and Departmental Matrices
  • Accident Investigation
  • Control of Contractors including Pre Assessment Questionnaires
  • Help and Guidance with Certification to Safe Contractor and CHAS
  • Construction Phase Health and Safety Plans