Incident Investigation Training
NZQA Unit Standard 17601
The workplace is inherently dangerous. That’s why it’s so important to report and investigate accidents that happen in the course of an employee’s workday. Accidents can be caused by a number of different factors, ranging from events like equipment malfunctions or hazardous materials spills to human error.
If you don’t identify all possible causes for an accident then people might not know what else they need to do differently next time their job involves something as risky as opening up drums containing unknown substances, which might lead to more unwanted workplace accidents.
This training is for people who want to obtain the tools and knowledge needed to effectively report and investigate workplace accidents. Successful trainees receive NZQA Unit Standard 17601. This course is also a compulsory unit for most health and safety diploma and certificate courses.
People credited with this unit standard will be able to:
- Explain why workplace accidents need to be reported and investigated
- Explain the concepts of multiple causation and root-cause analysis
- Detail an incident investigation process using a hypothetical incident
- Produce an incident investigation report based on a documented incident
NZQA Unit Standard covered:
- NZQA Unit Standard 17601, Level 4, Credits 6 – Produce an occupational health and safety incident investigation