The Effective Investigator: A Practical Case Study (1/2 day)

The Effective Investigator: A Practical Case Study (1/2 day)

Hone your skills through participation in a mock accident investigation. Disponible en français

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Do you have the skills to get to the root causes of an accident!

Workplace accidents can injure or kill people, cause damage, impact morale, production, your company's reputation and financial bottom line. No employer wants to incur these costly losses. That's why if an incident occurs, a thorough investigation should be conducted to determine and address the root causes to prevent recurrence in the future.

Unlike typical classroom training, The Effective Investigator: A Practical Case Study takes participants out of their seats and puts them into the centre of the action. It provides an ideal opportunity to practice and improve investigative skills in a safe setting. Through active engagement in a mock investigation case study, participants are coached along the "route to the root" from initial scene management to formulating recommendations for corrective action.

This unique hands-on learning experience sends participants back to the workplace more confident, capable and ready to conduct effective and impactful investigations.


To effectively participate in the mock investigation, participants should have prior understanding of the five steps of conducting investigations. This knowledge can be obtained by attending any of the following courses:

Delivery method

This course is only delivered at 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

  • Review of the Incident Causation Model and PEMEP.
  • Review of the five steps for conducting an investigation.
  • Practice implementing the five steps using a case study:
    • ­Secure the scene,
    • Notify people,
    • Collect information,
    • Analyze information,
    • Recommend and report.

A variety of activities are incorporated into the training for optimal engagement. These include discussion, small and large group work and role-play. Particular emphasis is paid to managing the scene, gathering evidence and conducting interviews.

Upon completion, you will be able to

Gain in-depth practical experience with the investigation process and improve their skills to perform effective investigations.

Recommended for

This course is suitable for any sector or size workplace. It will be of particular interest to anyone who may conduct investigations such as:

  • Employers
  • Supervisors
  • JHSC members
  • Health and safety representatives

It is intended for workplace parties who already have knowledge of investigation concepts and wish to develop or refine their investigative skills.

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