OSH Qualifications UK Level 2 International Award in Accident and Incident Investigation

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1.Who is this qualification for?

The OSH Qualifications UK Level 2 International Award in Accident and Incident Investigation is a foundational program designed for individuals seeking an introduction to the principles and practices of investigating workplace accidents and incidents within the realm of occupational safety and health (OSH). This internationally recognized qualification provides participants with essential knowledge and skills to understand the basics of incident investigation, emphasizing the identification of root causes and the development of preventive measures. Ideal for entry-level safety practitioners, supervisors, and employees with safety responsibilities, this Level 2 award lays the groundwork for fostering a proactive approach to incident investigation and prevention in the workplace.
The OSH Qualifications UK Level 2 International Award in Accident and Incident Investigation is designed for individuals who are at the early stages of their occupational safety and health (OSH) careers or for those seeking a foundational understanding of accident and incident investigation. This qualification is particularly beneficial for:
Individuals who are new to the field of occupational safety and health and want to acquire basic skills in incident investigation.
Those in supervisory roles who want to understand the principles of incident investigation to better manage safety within their teams.
Workers assigned safety responsibilities who need fundamental knowledge of incident investigation processes.
Entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses seeking to implement basic incident investigation practices in their workplaces.
Individuals serving as representatives for health and safety concerns within their organizations.
This Level 2 qualification is tailored to provide essential knowledge for individuals who play a role in ensuring the safety and well-being of workers through a basic understanding of incident investigation principles.

2.How long will it take?

Expect to dedicate approximately 8 hours of study to achieve this qualification.

3.Topics Covered

The OSH Qualifications UK Level 2 International Award in Accident and Incident Investigation typically covers foundational topics related to investigating workplace accidents and incidents within the context of occupational safety and health (OSH). While the specific content may vary, common topics often include:
a) Introduction to Incident Investigation
Overview of the importance and objectives of accident and incident investigation in the workplace.

b) Legal and Regulatory Considerations
Understanding relevant laws, regulations, and standards governing incident investigations.

c) Basic Investigation Planning
Developing simple plans for conducting accident and incident investigations, including defining objectives.

d) Identifying Immediate and Underlying Causes
Basics of identifying immediate and underlying causes of workplace incidents.
Initial steps in root cause analysis.

e) Interviewing Techniques
Introduction to basic techniques for conducting interviews with individuals involved in or witnessing the incident.

f) Basic Evidence Collection
Understanding the fundamentals of collecting and preserving evidence during an investigation.

g) Documentation and Reporting
Basics of documenting investigation findings and writing concise reports.
Identifying corrective actions.

h) Preventive Measures
Introduction to developing basic preventive measures based on investigation findings.

i) Communication of Findings
Strategies for effectively communicating investigation findings to relevant stakeholders.

j) Safety Culture and Improvement
Basics of fostering a safety culture through incident investigation.
Recognizing opportunities for improvement.
These topics provide participants with foundational knowledge and skills to initiate and contribute to basic accident and incident investigations in the workplace, fostering an early understanding of proactive safety measures.

4.Assessment Method

5.Guidance for International Delivery

OSH Qualifications Board UK recommends reaching out to the relevant Government Department in the target country where you plan to provide this qualification. This ensures alignment with local regulations and rules. In certain cases, registration as a training provider within the host country might be necessary. It is important to note that while OSH Qualifications Board UK upholds its own rigorous standards for approving centers, it does not represent or speak for other organizations or governmental departments.

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