Incident Investigations

Incident Investigations

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WorkSafeBC's amendment to Bill 9 includes two major changes to the requirements for employer incident investigations. First, section 175 of the Act has been amended to require an employer to undertake a preliminary investigation within 48 hours of the incident. Second, section 176 of the Act is amended to require an employer to submit a full investigation report to WorkSafeBC within 30 days of an incident. 


This course is designed to provide participants with the required knowledge to understand the principle of incident investigations and the methods used to ensure an adequate investigation is completed. At the end of the sessions, participants will have an understanding of the requirements for investigating incidents, the tools required to undertake an adequate investigation, methods involved in successful interviews, identifying incident causes, and completing incident reports. 


The program uses a classroom component with video and a multimedia PowerPoint presentation during the session. Participants will take part in a simulated investigation with witnesses to interview, a scene to evaluate and documentation to complete. This one-day session is designed to provide participants with the tools to understand:


  • The regulatory requirements to investigate Accidents/Incidents

  • Why are we investigating Accidents/Incidents

  • Who makes a good investigator

  • How to gather evidence and information

  • How to photograph a scene

  • How to measure and diagram a scene

  • How to conduct interviews

  • What is the principle of Root Cause Analysis

  • Developing recommendations for prevention

  • Completing the Incident Report


Delivery Method: Classroom Session

Course Fee Includes: The course, course materials, access to a laptop, and a digital certificate upon completion.


There are no prerequisites for this course.  

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Estimators, Project Assistants, and Document Controllers. Existing users will find great value in this course.

What Previous Participants Have Said

“Excellent instructor. Easy to understand and made it easy to participate.”

“Terry was a great teacher. His method was awesome, he answered all questions and concerns and delivered a great course.”

“Very informative, excellent past career knowledge helps with understanding topics.”