Industrial Accident Scene Management

This In-house programme is designed, and presented, by a chartered safety practitioner, accredited safety consultant and qualified accident investigator who also has extensive experience as a prosecution investigator with two leading UK law enforcement agencies.

Course Overview

Should an industrial accident occur then the scene of that accident will contain evidence which could be vital to any investigation, be that criminal or civil. Yet this crucial evidence, in effect the investigation’s foundations, is inherently fragile and could be lost forever if scene examination is delayed awaiting the arrival of an external specialist.

Make no mistake: time is of the essence if evidence is to be protected!

This In-house programme is designed, and presented, by a chartered safety practitioner, accredited safety consultant and qualified accident investigator who also has extensive experience as a prosecution investigator with two leading UK law enforcement agencies.

He will provide delegates with techniques for practical scene management, procedures which they can put into place within minutes of the accident occurring so as to protect that essential evidence – evidence which could make the difference between a heavy fine and an acquittal.

Who will benefit?

This one-day In-house programme is aimed at those senior managers/company directors who may be called upon to investigate serious* workplace accidents regardless of whether they have had any prior training in health and safety management.

NB: [*By the term “serious” we mean accidents which have resulted in “specified injuries” as defined in the RIDDOR Regulations (2013), or which could otherwise result in the company being prosecuted for a health & safety breach and/ or being sued for civil negligence].

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Sample Programme

Structure of the course:
  • Aims of the course:
  • Managers/ directors will:
    • Understand the critical need to preserve and protect evidence
    • Gain sufficient knowledge for them to manage the accident scene effectively
    • Appreciate the different types of evidence that may be available
    • Understand how evidence can be identified, preserved and later analysed to build a defence case
  • Why investigate?
  • Background legislation
    • Duty of care
    • Reverse burden of proof
    • Section 37 prosecutions
    • Corporate manslaughter
    • RIDDOR 2013
  • Why you’re on your own …
  • Legal professional privilege
  • Investigation records
  • How big a team?
  • Using internal/ external support – which approach is best?
  • Examining the accident scene:
  • Taking samples
  • Documentary evidence
  • Interviewing witnesses (overview)
  • Root cause analysis (overview)
  • The report

Recommended Trainer

Andy Farrall, FIIRSM, CMIOSH, CPMSIA, MIIAI and MInstLM, has his own company, Management & Safety Training Ltd, and is a highly experienced investigator, consultant and trainer, multi-qualified in both the health and safety and training sectors. A chartered safety and health practitioner, and a member of the Occupational Safety & Health Consultants Register (OSHCR), he has a proven international track record in fields as diverse as accident investigation, lone worker safety, construction safety, and health and safety training.

He was previously a specialist investigator with two élite UK law enforcement agencies (which included responsibility for the management of complex international fraud enquiries). He became an accredited security trainer with the City of Bristol College. His move into the health and safety sector has included a wide range of training/ consultancy projects worldwide.