Accident Investigation

(Course # ACCINV-901)

Accident Investigation program is available to owners, end users, insurance companies, and other organizations involved in the equipment handling industry. Investigations consist of accident site visits, photos, interview of the parties involved, collection of all pertinent data, arranging and reviewing the analysis of the suspected failed components, and providing a report of all of the findings.

Thousands of accidents occur throughout the United States every day. The failure of people, equipment, supplies, or surroundings to behave or react as expected causes most of them. Accident investigations determine how and why these failures occur. By using the information gained through an investigation, a similar, or perhaps more disastrous, accident may be prevented. It is important to conduct accident investigations with prevention in mind.

Equipment Covered:

  • Material Handling
  • Weight Handling Equipment
  • Rigging Equipment

Standards Covered:

  • Applicable Federal Regulations - OSHA
  • Applicable ANSI / ASME Standards

Classroom Topics Covered:

  • The Nature of Accident Investigation
  • Management Involvement in the Investigation
  • Investigating Pre-Planning
  • Investigator Team Organization and Investigator Training
  • Accident Response and Security
  • Public Relation
  • Conducting Witness Interviews
  • Diagrams, Maps and Sketches
  • Photography in Investigation
  • Parts Preservation and Examination
  • Records Collection and Examination for Evidence
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • People Analysis
  • Root Cause Analysis and Determination
  • Accident Reports and Remedial Action Plans

Each Student Will Receive:

  • Accident Investigation Manual
  • Supplemental Handouts and related Materials
  • Student will receive a Training Certificate upon completion