Course Overview

Designed for experienced investigators new to the DCP role, and current DCPs who would like a framework to work with to help adhere to industry standards. This course covers the key requirements of managing an investigation and aims to give DCPs a clear structure to support, manage, and plan an investigation. It looks at the responsibilities of a DCP, from reviewing the initial incident to understanding what makes a good recommendation. The overall aim is to help DCPs improve the safety performance of the organisation.

Delegates will explore important factors DCPs need to be aware of, including relevant legislation and ensuring investigations are carried out at the right level. Delegates will also gain an understanding of why human factors are crucial for effective investigations, both from a legal perspective and to discover the underlying causes. This will help DCPs ultimately improve safety and prevent or mitigate incidents from happening again.

This course is designed to be interactive, with both group and individual practical exercises to help delegates acquire the necessary knowledge and skills and get the most out of their learning. The training consists of:

  • 2.5 hours of pre-course e-learning to refresh individual DCP’s knowledge about the importance of investigations, fair culture in investigations, and underlying causes, and an introduction to the role of the DCP.
  • a 1-day face-to-face training