Accident Investigation – Canada

Supervisors, potential accident investigation team members, and employees involved in an accident investigation


Expected Duration
30 minutes

This course will provide an overview of accident investigation and reporting procedures. The accident investigation and reporting process helps to provide a safe working environment by determining the causes of an accident, then reporting them so that accidents can be prevented in the future. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements and best practice guidelines.
Learner objectives for this course are: differentiate between the three cause levels of accidents, recognize why an accident should be investigated, recall the steps for conducting a formal investigation, identify recommended interviewing techniques, describe problem-solving techniques commonly used in accident investigation, and recall topics included in an investigative report.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental, health, and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada.


Accident Investigation and Reporting

  • describe why an accident investigation should be conducted
  • differentiate between the three cause levels of accidents
  • describe actions that are part of the investigation procedure
  • identify actions that take place during the fact-finding phase of accident investigation
  • identify recommended guidelines for interviewing witnesses
  • describe problem-solving techniques commonly used in an accident investigation
  • identify investigation reporting techniques.





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