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Best Practice in Accident Investigations

This 1-day legal training course is an intensive and highly practical programme delivered by qualified and practicing lawyers. Delegates will learn about the do’s and don’ts in the 24-hour period after an accident has occurred.

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About this course

Thorough accident investigation training is essential to effective risk management. Despite this many staff members do not know what to do in the “golden 24-hour period” after an accident occurs. The result is that essential information is lost or tainted.

La Touche Training provides this legal training course for delegates to learn the competencies and skills to apply best practice in their investigation of an accident. They will learn about their legal reporting obligations to authorities such as the Health and Safety Authority. They will learn the skills to collect, store and record essential information to minimise the risk of the accident happening again and where appropriate to defend the organisation in a civil or criminal case. They will leave gaining the skills required to conduct a full and impartial investigation that will provide for effective risk management and adequate defence of any potential civil or criminal legal proceedings.

Why Choose This Course

The opening part of this training covers important legal aspects of accident investigation including the conduct of civil and criminal proceedings that may arise out of an accident. The second section of this programme will focus on the practical aspects of accident investigation.

Gain an overview of the Irish legal system, reporting obligations, and compensation litigation. 

Gain an understanding of the different stages of personal injuries litigation and what information is needed to enable lawyers to draft proper pleadings and verify affidavits. 

Learn about the rules and admissibility of evidence and what is required to maintain the integrity of proofs. 

Gain skills to take proper notes & make good records, conduct interviews of witnesses, write good statements and investigation reports.

Introduction to root cause analysis. 

Course Syllabus

This course covers the essential steps and techniques to conduct thorough and insightful investigations. 

Key learning points: 

  • How to respond immediately when an accident occurs,
  • Reporting the incident to the authorities,
  • Civil and criminal proceedings arising out of an accident, 
  • Understanding the Irish legal system and the possibility of civil and criminal litigation, 
  • Evidence – rules, admissibility, 
  • Best practice in note taking and record management, 
  • Techniques for interviewing witnesses, 
  • What a good statement looks like, 
  • Analysing the root cause of the incident, 
  • Writing the investigation report, 
  • Giving evidence with confidence. 

Who should attend this course:

  • HSEQ Officers
  • Company directors
  • Small business owners
  • Risk managers
  • Line managers
  • Claims assessors

Available Dates

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22/10/2024 09:30 - 16:30

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Christy O’Connor

Limerick County Council

Excellent, very informative course with good coverage of investigation techniques and protocol.

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Learn best practices to conduct thorough accident investigations.