Accident Investigation Training
The course is informed by RIS-3119-TOM, the Rail Industry Standard (RIS) for Accident and Incident Investigation. This RIS sets out the requirements to fulfil legal obligations for investigations involving more than one duty holder, so that system improvements necessary to prevent or reduce the likelihood of recurrence, or mitigate the consequences, are identified and implemented.
Delegates will take part in informative and interactive sessions that will bring the process of accident investigation to life. You will work in teams to learn tools and techniques from the people who help the industry to set best practice.
This course is delivered as face-to-face over two days or remotely over three days.
- Understanding why accidents are investigated
- Understanding the accident investigation process
- Identifying the range of evidence required in an investigation
- Demonstrating effective interviewing techniques
- Learning how to analyse evidence and reach conclusions
- Recognising the underlying causes of accidents using human factors techniques
- Understanding the structure of a good quality report
- Developing effective recommendations.
- Access to exclusive resources including a recap of the course
- Access to 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.
- RSSB Member and Affiliate: £770 (£924 including 20% UK VAT)
- RSSB Non—Member: £1,540 (£1,848 including 20% UK VAT)
Course dates and booking
Learning Hours: 09:00-13:30 on all three days
Learning hours: 09:00-17:00 on both days
- 09-10 January 2024 (London)
- 05-06 March 2024 (London)
Blended learning delivery
Learning hours: Self-paced e-learning, 1 day face-to-face training
Course dates: TBC
This course is delivered to a small group of delegates by two trainers.
Wayne Murphy, Technical Policy ManagerWayne is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health with 36 years’ experience in the rail industry. A highly energetic trainer who co-developed our accident investigation training courses with engaging, story-driven and memorable content.
James Lonergan, Lead Human Factors SpecialistJames has an MSc in Occupational Psychology and is a member of the British Psychological Society. His interests focus on individual decision-making in operations and developing practical solutions for individuals and organisations to encourage safe and reliable performance.
We recognise that every organisation is different, so we work directly with organisations to develop bespoke courses.
If you would like to discuss a bespoke delivery of this course, remotely or at a location of your choice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you and discuss your requirements to understand how we can tailor the course for your target audience.
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