Root cause Analysis- Facilitator : Ron C McKinnon

Program code: ASSP Workshop

Course Outline

																		One of the biggest failings in the safety profession is effective accident and high potential near miss incident investigation. Generally, accident investigations are carried out poorly and are mostly fault finding exercises. This sends a negative message to the workforce, and constantly reinforces the fallacy that management is always almost perfect, and never do anything wrong. It is always the injured employee who is at fault. Effective investigations get to the root causes of the system breakdown that caused the accident, or near miss incident. Sometimes this opens a can of worms!

Course Objectives

This workshop is facilitated by using participation and group activities as a foundation for hands-on learning by doing, partaking and questioning.
The objectives of this workshop are to:
•	Explain the importance of accident and near miss incident investigation.
•	Teach how to investigate accidents and undesired events.
•	Clarify how to identify the immediate and root causes of an accident.
•	Explain what remedial measures are.
•	Show how to get to the accident facts.
•	Explain what happens after an accident.
•	Teach attendees how to score a completed accident investigation form.
•	Revisit the rules and golden rules of accident and near miss incident investigation.
•	Teach how to interview accident victims.
•	Show how a thorough investigation sometimes opens a can of worms.
The workshop includes:
•	A comprehensive workshop book
•	Attendee participation exercises
•	The hands-on “Impala Platinum” case stud
•	Ranking of accuracy of accident investigation forms
•	How to identify high risk acts and conditions
•	Risk assessment exercises
•	Round table discussions
•	Witness interviews (Role play)


Course Content

The objective of this workshop is to teach the cause, effects and control of all undesired events by applying lessons learned from effective accident near miss incident investigations. The attendees will participate in an actual hands-on case study investigation which will enable them to carry out effective investigations at their workplace. The workshop teaches how to find the facts of the event rather than to merely identify the faults of people.


Assessment and Certification

On successful completion of the workshop, the participant will receive an attendance certificate from American Society of Safety Professionals. 

Target Audience

Supervisors and front line management often have to investigate accidents in their own divisions and this workshop will equip them with the tools and knowledge to enable them to do so effectively. Safety professionals will also benefit from this “out of the box” approach to investigations.


Gulf Hotel- Awal Ballroom 3

Date & Time



Program Duration

16 Hours
2 Days


No Prerequisite


BHD 378.0 Convert to USD