Safety Rep


To assist elected safety representatives in developing the skills required to contribute to a structured and thorough investigation into any safety, environmental, equipment failure or quality incident. 


The course designed for elected safety representatives and is built around an operational scenario to facilitate a variety of inputs and practical exercises that cumulatively deliver a highly realistic investigative experience. It includes an input around the legal obligations of elected safety representatives.

Who should attend

This course is for elected safety representatives who are involved in any aspect of incident investigation on behalf of their organisation, and are keen to enhance their evidence gathering skills.

Content and competencies

  1. Legislation – overview of specific legislation applicable to elected safety representatives.
  2. Significant Investigation Data (SID) Grid – developing a chronological sequence of events designed to help the investigator establish and understand what took place.
  3. Scene management – examination of the incident scene and the gathering, recording and preservation of physical evidence.
  4. Equipment – assessing the relevance of personal protection equipment, tools, machinery, parts and materials to the incident.
  5. Personnel profiles – human factors and the role of individuals relative to the planning, supervision and performance of the activity that led to the incident.
  6. Documents – recovery, review and retention of relevant documents
  7. Historical data – considering the potential relevance of previous incidents and events to the current incident under investigation.
  8. Barrier analysis – understanding the relationship between a hazard and a target and where barriers designed to mitigate the risk either failed or were missing.
  9. Witness interviews – carrying out structured witness interviews and noting statements.

Learning outcomes

  • General knowledge of legislative requirements placed on elected safety representatives.
  • Familiarity with the use of proven investigation techniques
  • Development of the skills necessary to contribute to a professional incident investigation on behalf of the organisation.