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.

You will be able to study this qualification from 30 April.

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 students should already have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues, and many will have gained another NEBOSH qualification. 

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

NEBOSH recommends that students 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.

Students 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 a course provider on our Where to Study section under Find a Course Provider. 

Over 600 course providers across the world have been accredited by NEBOSH to offer some or all of our qualifications. Each has demonstrated that they have the procedures and resources in place to deliver training programme(s) that meet NEBOSH requirements. 

Each course provider has flexibility in delivering their programme(s) as long as it meets the core NEBOSH requirements. You should ensure that the course provider you choose offers the qualification in the manner you wish to study. We therefore recommend that you explore your options before selecting a course provider as it is an important personal choice.

The factors you may wish to consider include:

  • Mode of Study – Options available include classroom training, 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. In 2017/18 NEBOSH examinations were taken in 132 countries.
  • On-going support – Will the support provided during your course and in the run up to your exam match your expectations?
  • Cost – Each course provider sets their own fees to reflect the service offered. You may wish to contact several course providers to establish what their fees are and what is included in the fee.

The Where to Study search facility can help you to shortlist course providers that match your personal requirements. You can search for providers 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 course providers and vary depending on the format of the course.


Assessment

Assessment registration

Students must be registered before they can take an assessment. All assessment registrations must be completed by an accredited course provider.

Assessment dates

All assessments are held on a date chosen by your course provider. 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.

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