Investigate WHS incidents
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report on investigations of Work Health and Safety (WHS) incidents that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, injury or damage.
It covers conducting an initial assessment of the situation; establishing the scope and legal parameters of the investigation; conducting a systematic analysis to identify underlying causes and actions for prevention; and reporting on the outcomes of the investigation appropriate to the potential severity of the incident, which may include accessing specialist expertise.
This unit applies to individuals required to investigate incidents in relation to prevention of future incidents.
The unit applies to people who work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.
Further details of the unit are available from Training.gov.au - the National Register of Qualifications and units of competency.
Download the learning guide, which is the key resource for each unit of competency. Complete the activities in the learning guide as you work your way through it. The readings and resources below provide additional essential material and will help you complete the activities. Complete each element in the learning guide and then take the element tests.
Those interested in gaining a formal qualification or unit of competency will need to contact and enrol with one of our licensed training providers. The assessment guide is provided for those licensed training providers that wish to use it when assessing learners.