The course is informed by RIS-3119-TOM, the Rail Industry Standard for Accident and Incident Investigation that sets out member requirements to fulfil legal obligations in investigations. Over two days, attendees will learn the practical skills and knowledge needed to carry out an accident investigation.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding why accidents are investigated
  • Understanding the accident investigation process
  • Identifying the range of evidence required
  • Demonstrating effective interviewing techniques
  • Learning how to analyse the evidence and reach conclusions
  • Recognising the underlying causes of accidents
  • Understanding the structure of a good quality report
  • Developing effective recommendations

Attendees will also receive access to exclusive online resources. This will include a recap of the course and additional videos that cover the legal background of investigations, the role of the different agencies, the undertaking of the 72-hour review, and the role of the designated competent person.

Who should attend?

Investigators conducting investigations into operational and non-operational accidents, incidents and near misses. They may be new to the role or already have experience and wish to update their skills.

It’s also suitable for line managers and professionals who may be called upon to investigate accidents.

Dates for 2021

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