Introduction to

Benefits of the NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation

NEBOSH has joined forces with Great Britain’s Health and Safety Regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to develop the NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation.

The NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation Course will give you the necessary skills needed to conduct an incident investigation unaided of a noncomplex incident but also will allow you to contribute to team investigations of larger-scale incidents.

This includes providing you with the abilities required to identify the immediate, underlying and root causes of incidents and then produce and implement an action plan to help prevent a recurrence.

Employees Benefits

Knowledge: Whether health and safety is your main responsibility, or just a part of what you do, The NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation is designed to provide a sound breadth of knowledge that will allow you to contribute to:

• Independently investigate simple incidents

• Gather evidence including conducting witness interviews

• Produce an action plan to prevent a recurrence of an incident

• Contribute to team investigations for large scale incidents

• Positively impact the safety culture in your organisation

Enjoyment – You’ll discover techniques that are useful and practical in your industry, not just theoretical.

Recognition – The NEBOSH name is a mark of excellence in the field of health and safety throughout the world. It’s what employers ask for. This qualification is the result of a unique collaboration which combines the HSE with NEBOSH’s ability to deliver strong vocational OSH qualifications.

Career prospects – In a fast moving and constantly changing jobs market with technologies and work procedures always updating, having a qualification designed and assessed by NEBOSH and the HSE can help you stand out.

Company Benefits

A safer workplace –The NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation is all about keeping people safe from injury and loss of life. In particular the company will gain:

• Drive down repeat incidents – learn lessons so it doesn’t happen again

• Confidence that your organisation’s approach to investigations is robust

• Improved safety culture by encouraging a proactive approach to incident investigation

• Build in-company expertise

• An approach to incident investigations that reflects best practice

Assurance – An employer whose workers are NEBOSH qualified is an employer committed to process safety management.

Return on investment – worker with the NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation has practical knowledge that brings real value, wherever they operate.



More information

Course Overview

This qualification is for anyone who wants to carry out incident investigations effectively in any country and in any industry.

The qualification is for: managers, supervisors, SHE Champions, union representatives, aspiring health and safety practitioners and any employee with health and safety responsibilities.

On completion of the qualification, candidates will be able to:

  • Carry out solo investigations for non-complex incidents
  • Contribute to team investigations for more complex incidents
  • Gather and analyse evidence including conducting witness interviews
  • Produce an action plan to prevent a recurrence of an incident
  • Positively impact the health and safety culture of an organisation
  • Undertake day-to-day activities more safely because of the awareness gained

Registration with 3 weeks before course starts

Duration of the course: 1 day block release including examination

Syllabus Summary
  1. Moral, legal and financial arguments for investigations
  2. Human and organisational factors that can contribute to an incident
  3. The process for investigating incidents
  4. Positive interview strategies and the barriers to successful interviews

The syllabus has been developed by NEBOSH and the HSE following extensive consultation with key

stakeholders, accredited course providers, subject experts and employers like:

  • Balfour Beatty
  • BP
  • Sonoco and
  • University of Portsmouth.

Please find complete details on Syllabus Guide and NEBOSH Learners Terms and Conditions here

Method of Study & Examination

The NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation is studied in classroom. Approximately 3 hours pre-course reading is required.

TThe Course will be provided by our accredited lead tutor/ tutors, with study/revision/exam advice, links to relevant material, support details. You will also be provided with an authorized textbook that contains all relevant material for the course. There is one Unit (INV1) to successfully complete before you become fully awarded with the NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation.

A practical assessment, based on an accident scenario (you will watch a small movie up to 15 minutes) which will take place at the end of the day and lasts for an hour. You will be asked to evaluate the details from the interview and produce an action plan that will help prevent a recurrence of an incident. Once you have completed the examination, all of your completed forms must be given to your tutor. Following the course, the tutor will mark the forms and provide you with feedback. For more details about the assessment and sample of such interview do not hesitate to contact us.

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