Incident Investigation 1-Day Workshop

Conger & Elsea
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Corporate / Group Training
On-site
1 day
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Online
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United States of America
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Course description

Incident Investigation 1-Day Workshop

The Incident Investigation 1-Day Workshop is intended to provide participants the necessary skills to effectively respond to an event, conduct the initial investigation, identify and gather critical information needed to support subsequent analysis, and report development. It includes 8 hours of hands-on training.

During the course, the participants will be assigned to teams of 3-5 people. The teams will conduct exercises associated with a simulated investigation of an incident/accident appropriate for the client. Course trainers provide continuous mentoring and evaluations of each student’s and each group’s work. Instructor comments will be provided to the class participants on an ongoing basis throughout the course.

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Who should attend?

The Incident Investigation 1-Day Workshop is intended to provide participants the necessary skills to effectively respond to an event, conduct the initial investigation, identify and gather critical information needed to support subsequent analysis, and report development.

This course is suitable for any industry.

Training content

Introduction to the Workshop: Introduction of the participants and instructor(s).  Introduction to the workshop:  concepts, methods, exercises, outcomes, and expectations.

Incident Investigation Key Concepts:  Review of key concepts including when and why investigations are done, standards for investigations, the need for preplanning, etc.

Starting the Investigation:  Discussion on implementing preplan actions; scoping the investigation; developing an investigation charter; selecting team members; developing a schedule; preserving information; and seeking cooperation and support. 

Information Gathering:  Discussion on deciding what information to gather; information gathering methods (i.e., document review, observations, investigative interviewing, collecting physical evidence, photography/videography).

Determining Analytical Methods for the Investigation:  Discussion on considering significance, complexity, schedule, etc. when selecting analytical methods for the investigation.  Example methods include Event and Causal Factor, Change Analysis, Hazard-Barrier-Target Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, Why Staircase, Management Oversight and Risk Tree (MORT), etc.

Managing the Investigation Process:  Discussion on maintaining the “big picture”, delegating, staying on schedule, managing common points of conflict, controlling information, etc. 

Managing Oral and Written Reports:  Discussion on ensuring objectivity, organization of the report, use of facts to develop conclusions and recommendations, answering questions, managing objections, etc.

Workshop Activities:

  • Develop a charter and team staffing based on the case study scenario.
  • Describe team assignments and the daily team schedule.
  • Develop a list of immediate investigatory actions for the case study scenario.
  • Describe evidence collection and preservation methods based on the case study.
  • Identify individuals for which written statements need to be obtained and interviews need to be conducted.
  • Case Study Review.

Course delivery details

Teaching approach: Instruction for these classes will be presented by standard lecture methods in a typical classroom setting (or using a remote live online platform if preferred by the client) and will include hands-on workshop activities. Lectures will include audio/visual media.

Costs

Price upon request

Certification / Credits

For Professional Engineers, 8 hours of professional development hours are available in most states.

0.8 CEUs in most states

Why choose Conger & Elsea?

Founded over 30 years ago

Our training staff bring real world investigative knowledge to the classroom

We are your go to resource for the most critical investigative needs

About Conger & Elsea

Conger & Elsea

Conger & Elsea, Inc. has been providing training and consulting services for more than 30 years to clients in a wide variety of industries such as public utilities (including nuclear, fossil, hydroelectric, gas and oil), pharmaceutical, engineering, manufacturing, and domestic...


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