ICAM Training | Lead Incident Investigation

ICAM Training Lead Investigator 2 Days Only $1,195 F2F AUSTRALIA WIDE OR IN-HOUSE COURSES AVAILABLE

ICAM LEAD INVESTIGATOR Training Course Brisbane Sydney Adelaide Melbourne Darwin

BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS Incidents
RIIWHS301D Conduct Safety and Health Investigations

The OHSA ICAM Incident Investigation Lead Investigator Course has been developed based on the Incident Cause Analysis Method developed by Professor James T Reason in his research on Human Error and its contribution to incidents.


It is now globally recognised as a peak incident investigation methodology and is widely used in industry for safety related incidents. Many concepts such as the Swiss Cheese Model, Active and Latent Failures etc have now become part of the safety vocabulary of incident investigation. Numerous industries and many major construction and resources clients require their supervisors, managers and safety officers to be competent in using this methodology for incident investigations.

OHSA has been teaching industry this methodology for over 20 years. Our facilitators of this course have conducted 100’s of incident investigations for aviation, energy, rail, road, mining, construction and emergency services. We have been commissioned by industry, government, transport regulators, coroners and courts to either lead or contribute to these incident investigations. OHSA has developed this course so that you can easily understand the concepts such as the 5 Whys, Timeline, the PEMMEP Data Collection Matrix (People, Equipment, Management, Materials, Environment and Process) and the four occurrence causal factor elements including Absent / Failed Defences, Individual / Team Actions, Task / Environment Factors and Organisational Factors and thereby practically apply them to your workplace incident investigation.



Our course facilitator has investigated fatalities, mine explosions, near miss rail disasters, serious transport incidents and hundreds of common law personal injury cases. He holds a Masters Degree, has developed curriculum for University, lectured at University, advised Ministers and Commissioners, consulted around the globe and has been invited to many conferences over the past 20 years and was recently requested to convene a safety conference for serious plant incidents for the forestry industry (as recently as 24&25th July 2017 at Marysville Victoria)!

This course is designed for anyone who might be involved in an incident investigation team including supervisors, safety representatives, managers, safety officers, union officials and inspectors etc.

Students will be trained in two Nationally Accredited units notably:

  • BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS Incidents
  • RIIWHS301D Conduct Safety and Health Investigations

These two (2) Nationally Accredited Units describe the skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report on investigations of work health and safety (WHS) incidents that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, injury or damage. It covers conducting an initial assessment of the situation; establishing the scope and legal parameters of the investigation; conducting a systematic analysis to identify underlying causes and actions for prevention; and reporting on the outcomes of the investigation appropriate to the potential severity of the incident, which may include accessing specialist expertise.

The course covers the following contents:

  • Introduction
  • Common Law
  • WHS Legislation
  • Policy & Procedures
  • Accident Causation Theory
  • Just Culture
  • Safety Triangle
  • SWISS Cheese Model
  • ICAM
  • Human Error
  • Types of Error
  • Slips
  • Lapses
  • Mistakes
  • Violations
  • Immediate Action
  • Plan Investigation
  • Collect Incident Data
  • People
  • Environment
  • Equipment
  • Procedures
  • Organisation
  • Event and Condition Charts
  • 5 Whys
  • Incident Trees
  • Absent / Failed Defences
  • Individual / Team Actions
  • Task / Environmental Conditions
  • Organisational Factors
  • ICAM Coding
  • ICAM Analysis
  • Form Recommendations & Report
  • Conclude the Investigation
  • Report the Findings


There are no formal pre-requisites for this course although Grade 10 literacy is recommended as a minimum. Sound understanding of the English language is also required.

ICAM Training | Lead Incident Investigation








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ICAM Course Testimonies

Very good course. Excellent content. Liked the team interaction learning and new investigation skills' S.Andersen Oct. 2017

'..liked the use of role play activities and the use of actual examples and situations to make the learning relate to what we do..' J.Waton Oct 2017

'..Very knowledgable trainer with vast experience of the topic and could relate it back to real world events..' J.Lloyd 2017
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