In the workplace environments that exist today in modern industry, events occur that injure people, damage property, and create chaos. Added to these events, there are innumerable others that often seem innocuous but have the potential to create even more mayhem. This Course examines how we react to these events from legal, social, technical, and behavioural standpoints. The Course focuses its attention on the modern accepted standpoint that our prime response to these events should be to increase our knowledge of what caused the incident and from this to look at how we can protect ourselves and others in the future. This focus will integrate incident and injury investigation into an aspect of modern behavioural Safety Systems, and transform it from a responsive reaction into a proactive contribution. The course will work sequentially through the process of incident and injury investigation starting with how we prepare ourselves before the event. We will examine tools and methods we might use to collect and analyse data, and will explore how to draw conclusions and offer recommendations from this data, within the structure of a formal incident report. Finally we will move beyond the report into how to influence people to take action from the report and so change our future using our new knowledge. The aim of the course is to equip the student with the knowledge, skills, competence, and confidence to create and use an Incident and Injury Report within the normal range of events that occurs in today’s industrial companies.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July