While everyone works their hardest to avoid workplace injuries, accidents do still happen. In order to learn from accidents in a workplace, RISK-ACADEMY together with International Risk Services provide ICAM courses for those people who will have the responsibility for investigating accidents and incidents in the workplace. All employees who are going to be part of the investigation team, as well as supervisors who will be part of any inquiry of an incident should undergo incident investigation training.
Who is this training for?
Training is recommended for all employees so they know what to expect if they are injured or witness an incident.They will know that the purpose of the inquiry is purely to prevent another incident from occurring and not to blame someone.
The course also covers how to reduce the risk of expensive litigation and criminal proceedings and establish the importance of correct methods of conducting an inquiry. At the conclusion of the training course delegates will have a good understanding of the basic process and will be able to take the initiative in finding out what went wrong, why, and how to make sure it does not happen again.
Staff will be trained in BSBWHS505 – Investigate WHS Incidents and RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigation. These units describe the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report on investigations of incidents that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, injury, damage or commercial losses of any kind.
What is ICAM?
ICAM methodology can provide a holistic view of the incident, and aim to pinpoint all the potential factors causing the incidents. ICAM has extensively replaced the traditional investigation method and being utilised in a broad range of industries for all incidents involving with significant consequence or with substantial risk potential.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Describe the legal requirements applicable to accident and incident investigation
- Use suitable reporting and investigation forms
- Identify causative factors for accidents and incidents using accident causation models
- Investigate accidents and incidents
- Interview witnesses and take statements
- Prepare a report on an accident or incident
- Describe the requirements for accident and incident reporting