This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out OHS Incident Investigation with-in an organisation.

Unit of Competency:

Diploma of OHS (Partial completion)

  • BSBOHS508B           Participate in the Investigation of Incidents

Course Objectives:

This course is designed as a hands on workshop to give managers and supervisors, of all sizes of organisations practical skills to:

  • Participate in the planning, conduct and reporting of investigations of incidents which have resulted in or have a potential to result in, injury or damage.
  • Carry out analysis on investigation findings using a formalised incident analysis tool.
  • Implement risk management strategies to control OHS risk.

Course Content: 

  • Facilitate in the initial assessment of a situation
  • Participate in the establishment of an investigation process
  • Collect information and data for analysis
  • Analyse information and data gathered to identify immediate and underlying causes and practical prevention measures
  • Compile investigation report

Who Should Attend:

Supervisors, managers and anyone who has the responsibility for OHS incident investigation with-in an organisation

Training Methods: 

The course will be presented by group discussion, role plays, video, syndicate exercise, action plan development, case studies, audit practical exercises, lecture and report writing. The course is interactive and practical.


It is recommended participants have formal training within Risk Management.

Course Support Materials provided:

  • Course Notes and Handouts

Course Assessment:
The assessment criteria for this course will be based on both informal and formal processes (as per Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) requirements for competency based training).

The assessment methods used during the course will be:

  • Practical group exercises
  • Group discussions
  • Group/Individual incident investigation exercise


Statement of Attainment (part completion of the Diploma of OHS) Unit of competency achieved:

  • BSBOHS508B           Participate in the Investigation of Incidents