NEBOSH and Great Britain’s Health and Safety Regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), have jointly developed a new one day qualification that shows how non-complex incidents can be investigated effectively.

By learning lessons and making improvements, organisations can avoid similar incidents occurring in the future.

 

Introduction to Incident Investigation

“If minor incidents and near-misses are investigated well, organisations could potentially prevent more serious or catastrophic incidents happening,”

Jill De Nardo, Head of Commercial Training at the HSE Training and Events


Who is it for?

Individual

This qualification is for anyone who wants to carry out incident investigations effectively.

Employers, supervisors, SHE champions, union and safety representatives will benefit. Attending the course will enable you to:

  • Independently investigate simple incidents
  • Gather evidence including conducting witness interviews
  • Produce an action plan to prevent a recurrence of an incident
  • Contribute to team investigations for large scale incidents
  • Positively impact the safety culture in your organisation

Employers

Employers will gain a number of benefits from giving their staff the opportunity to take this qualification, including:

  • Drives down repeat incidents – learn lessons so it doesn’t happen again
  • Confidence that your organisation’s approach to investigations is robust
  • Improved safety culture by encouraging a proactive approach to incident investigation
  • Build in-company expertise
  • An approach to incident investigations that reflect best practice

What you will learn

What does the qualification cover?

The one day NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation covers the following topics:

  • Moral, legal and financial arguments for investigations
  • Human and organisational factors that can contribute to an incident
  • The process for investigating incidents
  • Positive interview strategies and the barriers to successful interviews

Attending the course will enable you to:

  • Independently investigate simple incidents
  • Gather evidence including conducting witness interviews
  • Produce an action plan to prevent a recurrence of an incident
  • Contribute to team investigations for large scale incidents
  • Positively impact the safety culture in your organisation

How is the qualification assessed?

A practical assessment is completed at the end of the course. You will be provided with a pack of evidence and shown a video of three witness interviews. You will be asked to review the evidence, evaluate each interview and produce an action plan that will help prevent a recurrence of an incident.


Entry requirements and exemptions

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, but’ it is recommended that learners should already have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues, and many will have gained another NEBOSH qualification. 

It is also important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

For further information please see the latest version of the IELTS Handbook or consult the
IELTS website:

http://www.ielts.org/institutions/test_format_and_results.aspx.

Learners wishing to assess their own language expertise may consult the IELTS website for information on taking the test:

http://www.ielts.org/faqs.aspx

Exemptions

No exemptions are allowed for Unit INV1.


How to study

You will be able to study this qualification from 30 April. Please note you can search for a learning partner on our Where to Study section under Find a Learning Partner. 

NEBOSH recognises that great learning experiences equip learners to make a difference to health, safety and the environment in the workplace. We are therefore committed to ensuring that our qualifications and courses offer the best learner experience by putting your needs first.

We rely on our global network of Learning Partners to provide excellent learning and support to our learners and to help you prepare for your assessments. Our Learning Partner Programme is a quality assurance programme that aims to recognise those Learning Partners who can prove that they meet the principles that represent global best practice in the provision of course tuition and support.  You can find further information on our Learning Partner Programme by clicking here.

The Learning Partner Programme introduces a standard that must be met by all Learning Partners and we also ask our Learning Partners to commit to continuously improving the learner experience.   This will allow us to recognise our leading Learner Partners for their quality tuition, innovative delivery and excellent learner support.

You should ensure that the Learning Partner you choose offers the qualification in the way you want to study. We therefore recommend that you explore your options before selecting a Learning Partner as it is an important personal choice.

The factors you may wish to consider include:

  • Mode of Study – Options available include face to face, distance learning, in-company training and eLearning. Has one method of learning been more effective for you in the past?
  • Course Structure – If you opt for classroom training, would you prefer day or evening classes, block release or a modular course?
  • Location – Being able to study and sit your examinations locally may be an important consideration for you. NEBOSH examinations are taken in over 130 countries.
  • On-going support – Will the support provided during your course and in the run up to your assessments match your expectations?
  • Cost – Each Learning Partner sets their own fees to reflect the service offered. We recommend you contact a number of  Learning Partners to establish what their fees are and what is included in the fee.

The Where to Study search facility can help you to shortlist Learning Partners that match your personal requirements. You can search for partners accredited to offer courses leading to specific qualifications. Location and mode of study preferences can also be factored into your search.

Where to study


What does it cost and how long does it take?

It is a one day course which involves a practical assessment at the end of the course.

Course fees are determined by individual learning partners and vary depending on the format of the course.


Assessment

Assessment registration

Learners must be registered before they can take an assessment. All assessment registrations must be completed by an accredited learning partner.

Assessment dates

All assessments are held on a date chosen by your learning partner. You should contact them for more information.

Assessment results

You will receive your results within 24 working days of sitting the assessments. Once you have achieved a pass a qualification parchment will be issued. This is normally within 40 working days of the confirmation of the successful unit.


What next?

If this is your first NEBOSH Award-level qualification, you may be interested in taking other NEBOSH qualifications, such as the NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification or progress on to the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health.

The connections between our qualifications are illustrated in more detail in the Qualifications Progression Leaflet found in the Resources section below.


Resources

This section provides guidance and useful information in support of this qualification.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team via email info@nebosh.org.uk or +44 (0)116 2634700.

Syllabus Guide

This Qualification Guide contains a qualification  overview and syllabus summary for the NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation.

This Guide remains the copyright of NEBOSH. The information in this publication may be reproduced in support of NEBOSH qualifications. If it is reproduced, NEBOSH should be clearly acknowledged as the source. If it is to be used for any other purpose, written permission must be obtained from NEBOSH.

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NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation Syllabus Guide for Learners

NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation Syllabus Guide for Learning Partners

 

 

 

 

Unit INV1: Introduction to incident investigation Guidance

Unit INV1: Introduction to incident investigation: Guidance and information for students and accredited course providers

This document provides comprehensive guidance on the presentation and submission of the Unit INV1 practical application. It includes guidance on the structure of the assessment. The forms required for the assessment are also downloadable from this section.

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Declarations and qualification awarding sheet

Interview assessment form

Action plan template

 

 

 

Introduction to Incident Investigation Course Book

INV Course Book

Introduction to Incident Investigation Course Book

Introduction to Incident Investigation follows the syllabus for the Introduction to Incident Investigation qualification. It provides the knowledge needed to help gain the qualification.

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The book also contains activities and case studies to illustrate the areas covered by the syllabus. It can be used as part of your studies during a taught course or as a study aid for an e-learning, distance learning and revision sessions.

The information is also valuable as a reference source for those putting incident investigation techniques into practice at work.

Contents

  • Introduction to incident investigation
    • Incident terminology, arguments for investigations and management system requirements
    • Human and organisational factors
    • The process for investigating incidents
    • Positive interview strategies and barriers to successful interviews
    • Introduction to advanced incident investigation techniques 

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