Preliminary Investigations

Conduct Preliminary Investigations

Overview and Objectives

This course is designed to equip employees with the various incident and accident investigation tools/systems when an emergency response is necessary, as well as how to implement control measures in the workplace.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

  • Secure and control a scene in relation with the nature of the scene.
  • Identify the nature of the scene in relation to the crime committed.
  • Record information in a given case study.
  • Deal with persons at the scene in a given scenario.
  • Identify search methods in relation to the type of crime committed.

Training & Evaluation

Training on a 70% theoretical and 30% practical basis.

Course Outline

This course consists of 17 topics
Topic 1Introduction to Health & Safety
Topic 2Legislative history
Topic 3The constitution
Topic 4Understanding the act and regulations
Topic 5Department of Labour/legislation
Topic 6The OHS Act 85 of 1993
Topic 7Important sections of the Act
Topic 8Introduction to Incident and accident investigations
Topic 9The incident and accident objectives and process
Topic 10High Risk Conditions
Topic 11Iceberg Theory
Topic 12Unsafe acts
Topic 13Witnesses and gathering information
Topic 14Guidelines and controls
Topic 15Department of Labour Annexure 1 form (accidents and diseases)
Topic 16Health and safety committee meetings
Topic 17Additional information

Preliminary Investigations

Who should attend?

All Investigation / Safety Officers and H&S Representatives.

Course Prerequisite

Communication at ABET Level 3 & Mathematical at ABET Level 3.


1 Day


R905,00 (excl. VAT)


  • Comprehensive Manual
  • Lunch & Refreshments
  • Certificate (recognised by the Department of Labour) on successful completion of the course
    Note: Certificate is valid for a period of 3 years from date of issue
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OHS Preliminary Investigations

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