Accident & Incident Investigation


This training course is designed to be highly interactive and practical oriented. It is focussed on identifying the root causes of incidents, prevention of incidents and underlying the importance of investigating incidents.

Course Standards

Unit Standard Number: 120335, NQF Level 3, 5 Credits

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  • Specified requirements related to conducting an investigation into workplace incidents.
    • The relevant standards for an investigation into workplace incidents are explained.
    • The extent of the investigation is explained.
    • The relevant hazards and risks likely to be encountered during an investigation. 
    • The purpose of conducting investigations into workplace incidents.
    • Prepare to gather data for the investigation.
    • Purpose and extent of the investigation.
    • The persons, tools, equipment and material are substantiated as fit for purpose and available.
    • The relevant hazard and risk control measures for workplace incident data gathering and the consequences of not conforming to specified requirements, in preparing for data gathering are explained.
    • Gathering and evaluation of data.
    • Data is gathered according to the requirements for the type of investigation.
    • Determination of the prevailing conditions at the scene of the incident using accepted data gathering methods.
    • Evaluation of data gathered in order to establish variances between actual and required standards and procedures are explained.
    • The causes of the incident are identified through interpretation of these variances.
    • The importance of identifying the causes of the incident being investigated 
    • Consequences of non-compliance with any of the required steps is explained.
  • Comprehensive course notes and illustrations.
  • Progress quizzes keep learning on track.
  • An overhead slide presentation providing supplementary.
  • Videos to illustrate best practices, case studies, and operational examples.
  • A learner workbook including progress quizzes.
  • Light refreshment is provided for classroom courses
  • Has attended certificate – Short course
  • CETA certificate of competence – statement of results. Issued approximately 6 – 8 months (Costs extra R400.00 excluding VAT). Attendance certificates are issued

At the end of this course, delegates should be able to demonstrate the ability to conduct investigations into workplace incidents.

It is desirable for learners wishing to achieve this unit standard to be competent at

  • Communication at ABET level 2 or equivalent
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 2 or equivalent   

For a short course: Successful delegates will receive a has attended certificate. (Normal course fee is charged)

For a certificate of competence – statement of result from CETA, a portfolio of evidence must be submitted by candidates and they must be found “competent” upon completion of course. (This costs an extra R400).

Statement of Results are issued digitally after approximately 6 – 8 months.

South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique Botswana & Namibia

Course Status: Available

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