04. Accident Reporting and Investigation

Relevant to: Course length: NZQA Unit Standard: Eligible for assistance?
All duty holders
Officers managers
H&S Representatives
H&S Committee
1 day 17601
(Assessment costs additional) 
NZTE Capability
Development voucher may apply

When accidents happen it is important to learn from them. Create a safer workplace through effective accident and incident investigation. Almost every accident involves a risk or hazard. This course will teach you to use root cause analysis as an effective method to discover why the problem occurred in the first place and give you key insights into preventing their occurrence in the future. You also have a legal duty to notify serious workplace injuries, illnesses and events. This course is designed to ideally run back to back with our Effective Risk Management

Session Topics

  • Defining and identification of risk and its subcategories
  • Your legal duties to report and investigate
  • The necessary steps to follow in an investigation process, outcomes and objectives
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Preparing and writing investigation reports and reports on notifiable events
  • Helpful questions for investigators
  • Individuals wishing to obtain the knowledge skills and confidence to audit workplace H&S Management systems have the option of progressing via Unit Standard 5619

Your Learning Outcomes

  • How vital it is to report and investigate workplace accidents and incidents
  • How to recognise and overcome barriers to accident and incident reporting
  • Models for investigating accidents including multiple causation and root cause analysis
  • The ability to write a report that is compliant and recommends preventive actions
  • Produce an incident investigation report based on a documented incident


One day, 9am – 4pm.

Includes workbook, arrival tea or coffee, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Course Details

Date Time City Venue
20 Sep 2019 9am – 4pm Nelson DeLorenzo's
18 Oct 2019 9am – 4pm Napier Business Hub
6 Nov 2019 9am – 4pm Wellington Business Central
29 Nov 2019 9am – 4pm New Plymouth Auto Lodge Motor Inn
12 Dec 2019 9am – 4pm Masterton
30 Jan 2020 9am – 4pm Gisborne Motel Oasis
20 Mar 2020 9am – 4pm Napier Business Hub
6 Apr 2020 9am – 4pm Wellington Business Central
21 Apr 2020 9am – 4pm Palmerston North Caccia Birch House
12 Jun 2020 9am – 4pm New Plymouth Auto Lodge Motor Inn

NZTE Capability Development Voucher Scheme

This Course has qualified for the NZTE Capability Development Voucher Scheme.


Small and medium size businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers.

Business Central is an accredited provider of the NZTE Capability Development Voucher scheme and approved businesses will receive a voucher for up to 50% of the total workshop cost. The voucher amount is dependent on the price of the training or workshop.

To check if you are eligible for this scheme please follow the link below.

NZTE Business Capability Development Scheme


Prices indicated are per person.

Members: $499 + GST

Members (Early Bird): $425 +GST (Early Bird rate applies to bookings made one month prior to the course date)

Non Members: $650 + GST


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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received 5 clear working days prior to the event. Cancellations after this time and ‘no-shows’ on the day will be charged the full invoice amount. Substitutions are permitted if you can no longer attend.