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Investigating Accidents & Incidents

Duration: 0.5 Days

Register for this half-day Accident and Incident Investigation course now.   Learn about the purpose and benefits of an investigation; legal reporting requirements; and proven steps and techniques for conducting effective investigations.

Online Instructor-Led Training Investigating Accidents & Incidents
Registration fee per person: $159.00
19-Jun-2024
1:00 pm
Virtual
Live Online Training
Investigating Accidents & Incidents
Instructor: Shannon Farley
0 Seats
Session ID: 225533
19-Jun-2024
1:00 pm
Virtual
Live Online Training
Session ID:
225533
0 Seats
Available
21-Aug-2024
1:00 pm
Virtual
Live Online Training
Investigating Accidents & Incidents
Instructor: Alyson Smith
3 Seats
Session ID: 225536
21-Aug-2024
1:00 pm
Virtual
Live Online Training
Session ID:
225536
3 Seats
Available
22-Oct-2024
1:00 pm
Virtual
Live Online Training
Investigating Accidents & Incidents
Instructor: Tanya Muller
12 Seats
Session ID: 225538
22-Oct-2024
1:00 pm
Virtual
Live Online Training
Session ID:
225538
12 Seats
Available
11-Dec-2024
1:00 pm
Virtual
Live Online Training
Investigating Accidents & Incidents
Instructor: Tova Larsen
20 Seats
Session ID: 225540
11-Dec-2024
1:00 pm
Virtual
Live Online Training
Session ID:
225540
20 Seats
Available
6-Feb-2025
1:00 pm
Virtual
Live Online Training
Investigating Accidents & Incidents
Instructor: Shannon Farley
20 Seats
Session ID: 225543
6-Feb-2025
1:00 pm
Virtual
Live Online Training
Session ID:
225543
20 Seats
Available

Training Overview

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.
  • WSPS online instructor-led courses are delivered via Microsoft Teams Meetings.  Platform specifics will be communicated at time of registration.


What topics will be covered?
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  • 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
What are the benefits?
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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
Who is this recommended for?
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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
How can training be delivered?
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WSPS online instructor-led courses are delivered via Microsoft Teams Meetings.  

Private delivery is also available for employees in your workplace, either in-person or virtually. Please contact Customer Care at 905 614 1400 or 1 877 494 WSPS (9777) for more information about private training options.

Important: Requirements for virtual training
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  • Virtual Training is currently available in English only.
  • Participant requirements include a webcam, capable hardware, software & internet.
  • Our live online instructor-led training courses are delivered via Microsoft Teams Meetings.
  • Specific platform details for this course will be shared upon registration.
  • Please view the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on Microsoft Teams Meetings delivery

To ensure an optimal training experience, we strongly recommend participants to use laptops or desktop computers and avoid using mobile phones or tablets. 

Group Discounts
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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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