Investigating Accidents and Incidents (1/2 day)

Investigating Accidents and Incidents (1/2 day)

UPDATED & IMPROVED! Learn about the purpose and benefits of an investigation; legal reporting requirements; and proven steps and techniques for conducting effective investigations.

Item #:  20116


The investigation of accidents and incidents is a core activity within a functional health and safety program. It is also a key requirement in the Safety Group program. In addition, certain types of incidents must be investigated and reported by law. This half-day instructor-led course is designed to help your company:

  • Learn from workplace accidents & incidents by identifying and addressing gaps in your OHS program.
  • Prevent costly recurrences.
  • Reduce future risks & costs.



Delivery method

This course is delivered in a public classroom and/or can also be delivered in an on-site location.

Please contact Customer Care at 905-614-1400 or 1-877-494-WSPS (9777) for more information about availability and on-site pricing.

Topics include

  • The meaning of the terms 'accident' and 'incident'
  • The impacts of incidents
  • The importance of investigating incidents
  • Incident investigation legislation
  • Types of incidents
  • Steps in the investigation process
  • People, equipment, material, environment and process factors
  • The incident causation model
  • Methods for controlling hazards
  • Completing an investigation report

Upon completion, you will be able to

This course equips workplace parties with the essential knowledge, skills and tools to conduct investigations and prevent costly recurrences.

Participants will:

  • Describe the difference between 'accident' and 'incident'
  • Explain the impact of incidents
  • Describe the importance of investigating incidents
  • Explain the legal requirements for investigating and reporting incidents
  • List the steps in conducting an investigation
  • Complete an incident investigation

Target Audience

This solution is suitable for all WSPS sectors that are regulated by Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act.

The course is intended for anyone who may conduct investigations including:  

  • Managers & supervisors
  • JHSC members (both certified & non-certified)
  • Health and safety representatives
  • Others responsible for health and safety in the workplace
  • Investigating Accidents and Incidents - Volume Discounts

    Volume discounts for selected training, which have been marked throughout the catalogue, are shown below.

    3-5 participants 10%
    6-9 participants 15%
    10+ participants 20%

    1. Participants must be from the same organization
    2. Participants must register for the same course. However, course dates and locations can vary; CSA/WSPS courses excluded
    3. Registrations must be received by WSPS at the same time.

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Select a Scheduled Location and Date

3 scheduled date(s)
Location Function No. Date Time Notes Price
Burlington - Holiday Inn Burlington 206230 Oct 24, 2018 01:00:00 PM $149.00
Mississauga - WSPS Training Facility 208467 Feb 19, 2019 01:00:00 PM $149.00
Windsor - Ciociaro Club 205427 Nov 20, 2018 08:30:00 AM $149.00