Senior Investigator Skills Training

Course Details

Format: Classroom and practical hands-on

Duration: 2 days

Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Prerequisites: Numbered notebook (provided). Paper and ruler or computer to produce a scale drawing. Digital camera.

PPE Required: Safety Footwear, hi-vis vest and safety glasses.

Course Description

This 2- day course provides participants with practical investigation skills training. In the event of a fatal or serious injury at a work site, the prime contractor or employer is required by legislation to carry out an investigation and produce a report. Many businesses are not aware of this requirement and do not have the systems or tools to carry out an investigation that will meet the legislative requirements and assist the business to avoid or defend the results of an OH&S investigation.

Topics include:

  • How Fatal and Serious Incidents Happen

  • The Investigation and Reporting Process

  • Note-Taking

  • Statements and Interviews

  • Photography Techniques

  • Measurements and Drawings

  • Root Cause Analysis

  • Rules of Evidence

  • The Alberta Court System

  • Incident Scene Investigation – taking notes, photographs and measurements at a “mock” accident scene

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • Understand how serious or fatal incidents may be prevented

  • Understand the differences between corporate and OH&S investigations

  • Understand how to create a corporate response plan and to mitigate risks of prosecution should a serious or fatal accident occur

  • Understand the Alberta court system relating to OH&S legislation and basic rules of evidence

  • Understand techniques for taking notes, photographs, measurements and interview statements, obtaining and preserving physical evidence to standards that may be admissible as court evidence

  • Understand the employer or prime contractor’s duty to investigate a reportable accident or produce a reportPricing*


  • Members: $375.00

  • Non Members: N/A

*Prices do not include GST