NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation

An introduction to the course.


The course will start promptly at 0900 and finish between 1630 – 1700 unless otherwise agreed. 

Please ensure that your students arrive promptly for a 0900 start.    


Verifying your identity

As this is a qualification course, students are required to verify their identity.  If they are not able to verify their identity, they will not be allowed to complete the assessment.    


To verify their identity, students should bring photographic ID such as:


Driving licence

National identity card


Course objective

This one-day qualification course, jointly developed by the National Examination Board for Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) gives students the skills needed to conduct an incident investigation unaided, and then produce and implement an action plan to help prevent a recurrence.



Prior to the course, your students should:

  • Read and understand the requirements of your organisation’s incident investigation policy;


  • Review a sample of your organisation’s previous incident investigation reports (if possible) to find what lessons have been learnt;



Course coverage

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



  • The practical assessment takes place on the day and lasts for an hour
  • Students work individually under examination conditions
  • Students are provided with an ‘evidence pack’ relating to an incident
  • Students are shown a short video showing interviews with the injured party and witnesses
  • Students evaluate each of the interviews, noting good and bad practices
  • Based on the evidence, students produce an action plan to help prevent recurrence
  • The assessment is marked by the tutor after the course
  • Successful students are awarded a NEBOSH qualification certificate
  • If students are unsuccessful at the first attempt, we will provide support for their resubmission
  • Any resubmissions will be charged at the standard assessment fee



Our training policies

Our training policies can be viewed here.  


NEBOSH terms and conditions

NEBOSH General Student Terms and Conditions can be found here.



There will be a feedback form to complete at the end of the course. As well as providing feedback to us, students are able to provide feedback directly to NEBOSH ([email protected]) and to their regulator, the Scottish Qualifications Authority ([email protected]).



If you have any queries prior to the course, please contact your account manager or our customer service team at [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)20 8741 1231.