Human Factors in Accident Investigation

Accident Investigation and Prevention Course - Learn Human Factors in Accident Investigation and Prevention



Accidents are usually complex and there are laws and regulations in many countries requiring companies to self-investigate accidents and report certain types of occupational accidents to the local authorities. Some organizations may even require reporting accidents to their corporate headquarters.

Most occupational accidents are caused by humans. In this course, we are going to discuss why staff in many organizations committed occupational accidents and how we can prevent accidents caused by staff.


Target Audience

This training course is recommended for safety practitioners, directors, professionals, health and safety advisors/ officers, engineers, managers, executive, managing directors and other persons with health and safety responsibilities (e.g. safety representatives).

This training should interest those who would like to learn the practical approach of handling accidents contributed by staff in organization. While these modules are designed for safety people occupying managerial/ supervisor roles, or roles with substantial organizational responsibilities, they are also relevant for businesses operations and self-employed people.


Course Benefits

  • Improved Safety Culture: The course helps individuals understand the importance of occupational safety and provides practical tools to improve safety culture in their organizations. This can help to reduce the number of accidents and promote a safer workplace.

  • Better Understanding of Human Factors: The course covers the human factors that contribute to accidents, including human error, communication breakdown, and decision-making biases. Participants will gain a better understanding of these factors and learn how to identify and prevent them.

  • Root Cause Analysis Skills: The course provides participants with fundamental skills to identify the root causes of accidents caused by human factors. This helps organizations to develop effective accident prevention strategies and reduce the likelihood of similar accidents happening in the future.

  • Concrete Evidence Analysis: The course teaches participants the methodology of fetching concrete evidence and analyzing the causes of accidents. This approach helps to ensure that investigations are thorough, unbiased, and provide accurate information to improve safety practices.

  • Case Studies and Practical Exercises: The course includes case studies and practical exercises that allow participants to apply their knowledge and skills in real-world scenarios. This helps to reinforce learning and provide practical tools for use in their organizations.

Overall, attending this course can provide individuals with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to improve occupational safety and prevent accidents caused by human factors. It can also benefit organizations by reducing the number of accidents and improving safety culture, which can lead to increased productivity, reduced costs, and improved employee morale.


Course Outline

Safety in Business Environment

  • This unit discussed about occupational safety in relations to businesses

Human Factor in Accident

  • This unit discussed the human failures that contributed to accidents.

Analyzing Human Problem in Accident

  • This unit focuses on the fundamental skills in identifying the root causes of human factors in committing accidents.

Philosophy of Fetch Concrete Evidence

  • The methodology of fetch concrete evidence and analyzing the causes of human in occupational accident

Workshop – Case Studies


Course Fees (Incl GST)

SCAL Member Fee: $250.00

CIJC Member Fee: $291.60

Non-Member Fee: $291.60


Speaker Profile

David Tan Kok Pheng

David Tan Kok Pheng is a well-known behavioral safety practitioner, a safety culture analyst and a workplace safety and health practitioner with over many years worldwide experience.

During the course of his work, he finds accident investigation an interesting subject and has been researching the approach of accident investigation. He has since then developed a methodology of investigating accidents and has been applying this methodology in a number of accident investigations that he had involved. This accident investigation framework revealed how accident should be investigated and managed.

David is an approved Risk Management course and Workplace Safety and Health Management System course trainer accredited by Ministry of Manpower, Singapore. He developed some occupational safety courses under the Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) framework and he travels to various countries such as United Kingdom, India, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand to teach safety professionals and senior management how to integrate behavioral safety into Safety and Health management system and how to analyze organization’s safety culture.

Course Duration

1.0 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 6.0 hours

  • Assessment Hours – 0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

This online learning is not eligible for funding.



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Course Brochure

Accident Investigation - An Approach in Managing Occupational Accident



An e-Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participant who complete the course with 100% attendance. 



A notice of replacement / postponement together with the full particulars of the new participant (for replacement) must be given to us AT LEAST 3 working days before course commencement. A charge of S$50 (replacement) or S$100 (postponement) will be imposed on such changes. 



A notice of cancellation must be given at least 3 working days before commencement of the course and 50% of course fee will be charged /returned. If notice is given less than 3 working days before the first day of the course, there will be no refund/100% charged.


Special Class

Available upon request.


For more information, please contact Mr Law Jia Hao at 67939020 or email

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