April 18, 2024

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Course Description

Accidents happen in all sectors, however when they are not correctly reported, analysed and investigated, they will inevitably keep happening. This course is focused on the prevention of accidents and will cover the systems and policies to manage health and safety and minimise the potential for employer liability.

Throughout this course you will learn why accidents/incidents occur, and how to conduct investigations comprehensively and accurately. We will show you how different accidents require different approaches. You will learn exactly what to do if an accident occurs, from interviewing witnesses, how to document correctly, how to write the investigation report, record keeping and data protection issues, and how to ensure the organisation learns from each accident. We will also show to you how to deal with external issues such as the Gardai, HSA, or any criminal / civil proceedings.

As an attendee you will have an opportunity to learn from a highly experienced Barrister at Law, ask questions relevant to your line of work and receive highly practical course notes.

Course Content

·Understanding your statutory responsibilities on accident prevention

·Employees and members of the public - do different categories require different approaches?

·Considering different types of accidents, slips and falls, road traffic and other categories

·Understanding liability - public and vicarious liability

·Documenting accidents when they happen

·Responding to an incident - dealing with external stakeholders e.g., the HSA or Gardaí

·Creating records and anticipating litigation, data protection, discovery, and privilege

·Dealing with civil and criminal proceedings arising out of an accident

·Best practice in note taking and record management

·How to interview witnesses

·Writing the investigation report

·Developing organisational skills - how to learn from accidents

Who Should Attend

This course will be of huge benefit to anyone with responsibility for staff including managers, supervisors, human resource staff and health & safety personnel.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


This training course costs €485 EARLY-BIRD (Normal rate €585). Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATECLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE.

The course cost includes all course documentation and Certificate of Attendance.

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