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Accident Investigation & BSCAT

Course Overview

This course introduces the fundamentals of accident and incident prevention and investigation. It is a course that aims to provide participants with sufficient knowledge to understand how to employ defenses to prevent accidents and incidents from occurring and how to approach and conduct the accident and investigation process.

The BSCAT method refers to a method that links modern risk–based safety management approaches to systematic root cause incident investigation.

Learning Objectives


Learners will be able to determine actual and potential severity


Learners will be able to to collect and organize evidence


Learners will learn how to apply barrier-based approach to model an incident


Learners will be able to create an accident timeline


Learners will be able to o report an incident (appropriate to situation)

Course Outline

Day One

Introduction to Incidents and Accidents

  • Why do accident investigations fail?
  • The scale of the problem & Cost of accidents
  • Accident causation and prevention

    Reporting and Investigation requirements

  • Legislation & Procedures
  • Establishing Work Relationship
  • BSCAT – Barrier Systematic Causation Analysis Technique
  • Accident Timelines & RCA
  • Investigation and Reporting of Incidents
  • Effective investigation

  • Collection of facts and evidence
  • Reaching conclusions and taking action
  • Recording evidence/electronic reporting
  • Obtaining further help
  • Develop Corrective Action, Report Data and Recommendations
  • Conclusions of report

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for:

HSE, Operations and Maintenance Staff – senior operators, maintenance technicians, supervisors Process reliability staff Process quality control/assurance staff

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