NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation

A one day qualification that shows how non-complex incidents can be investigated effectively.

Course Overview

NEBOSH and Great Britain’s Health and Safety Regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), have jointly developed this one day qualification that shows how non-complex incidents can be investigated effectively. By learning lessons and making improvements, organisations can avoid similar incidents occurring in the future.

The qualification is aimed at managers, supervisors, SHE Champions, union representatives and aspiring health and safety practitioners.

The one day NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation covers the following topics:

  • Moral, legal and financial arguments for investigations
  • Human and organisational factors that can contribute to an incident
  • The process for investigating incidents
  • Positive interview strategies and the barriers to successful interviews

Attending the course will enable delegates 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

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Benefits for Employers

Employers will gain a number of benefits from giving their staff the opportunity to take this qualification, including:

  • Drives 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 reflect best practice

Unit INV1: Introduction to Incident Investigation


A practical assessment is done at the end of the course, which will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Delegates will be provided with a pack of evidence and shown a video of three witness interviews. They will be asked to review the evidence, evaluate each interview and produce an action plan that will help prevent a recurrence of an incident.

Course Programme

The qualification is delivered over one day of tuition. Before the course delegates have to undertake some pre-course study (which should take about 3 hours).

Pre-Course study

Delegates are required to undertake three hours of pre-course reading before attending the course.

Delegates should:
• read and understand the requirements of their organisation’s incident investigation policy;
• review a sample of their organisation’s previous incident investigation reports to find what lessons have been learnt; and
• reviewing some of the incident investigation case studies from the HSE’s website that may be relevant to their organisation

Course Prices

This course is only available in-house.

Dates to be arranged with client. Please contact us for a quotation.