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June 10, 2019

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Alcumus launches NEBOSH’s incident investigation course

Alcumus HSE has been selected as an official course provider by NEBOSH and Health and Safety Executive (HSE), for its new Incident Investigation qualification.

The new one-day course has been created to help organisations learn how to investigate non-complex incidents more effectively. The course is aimed at those who are keen to enhance the efficiency for their incident investigations such as supervisors, SHE champions and safety representatives.

Joining forces for the creation of the new qualification, NEBOSH and HSE both believe that if minor incidents are better investigated, organisations can prevent more serious accidents from occurring.

The new qualification covers:

  • Moral, legal and financial arguments for investigations
  • Human and organisational factors that can contribute to an incident
  • The process of investigating incidents
  • Positive interview strategies and the barriers to successful interviews

Simon Jones, Technical Director of Alcumus HSE, said “it’s great to see NEBOSH and HSE in collaboration to bring new practical training to businesses. The development of investigation skills in businesses will help those organisations learn from mistakes and hopefully make them better for understanding the causes.

Safety at scale with Sainsbury’s and Alcumus

It’s a real testament to our training offering that NEBOSH selected Alcumus HSE as a course provider. This is the first course of its kind to offer the unique collaboration between NEBOSH and the Health and Safety Executive and aims to enable organisations to better manage investigations in order to prevent the recurrence of incidents.”

Matthew Powell-Howard, NEBOSH Qualification Development Manager, added, “at NEBOSH, we’ve wanted to produce a course on incident investigation for some time, and working with the HSE gave us the opportunity to develop this qualification.

“The underlying and root causes of incidents are very rarely explored fully. This qualification will help learners understand what a robust approach to incident investigation looks like, which will help improve the health and safety culture within their organisations.”

See Alcumus on Stand SH4070 at Safety & Health Expo, taking place at London’s ExCeL, from 18-20 June 2019.

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