Risk Assessment & Incident Investigation


Course Description

  • The course is intended to provide participants with the basics to perform an investigation on safety related issues within their organization.

Course Objectives

  • To provide attendees the appropriate tools so as to apply Technical and Logical Analysis regarding Event Investigation, also to help identify and control the risks associated to the different processes within Oil and Gas Industry. Main objective also covers the administration of means so as to avoid incident occurrence that may affects health and safety of personnel, surrounding environment where operations takes place, company and contractors as well as reputation.

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers – process, process safety, and mechanical.
  • Operations and Maintenance Staff – senior operators, maintenance technicians, supervisors.
  • Process reliability staff.
  • Process quality control/assurance staff.
  • Contents of training program.

Course Schedule

Day -1

  • Defining Terms.
  • Example of the randomness of loss outcomes.
  • Near-Miss.
  • Management Control of Loss.
  • Why investigate incidents?
  • Controlling Confined Space Hazards.
  • Basic Causes.
  • Root Causes.
  • Standard Terminology.

Day -2

  • Types of Incidents.
  • Incident Reporting.
  • Why Report Incidents?
  • The Accident Triangle (F.E. Bird, Jr.).
  • Risk Assessment and Incident Investigation.
  • Continuous Improvement Processes.
  • The Investigation Hierarchy.

Day -3

  • Case Study # 1: Injury to Employee.
  • Kicking off the Investigation.
  • The Investigation Team.
  • Investigation Process.
  • Steps to Conducting an Investigation.
  • Energy Flow & Barriers.
  • Sequence of Events (Timeline).
  • Sequence of Events (Timeline).
  • Preservation of Evidence.
  • Interviewing Techniques.
  • Contributing Factors.
  • Human Factors.

Day -4

  • Case Study # 2: Team Exercise.
  • Analyzing to Root Cause.
  • Root Cause Analysis:  The How / Why Tree.
  • Findings and Conclusions.
  • The Incident Report and Recommendations.
  • Making Appropriate Recommendations or Corrective Actions.
  • Investigations – Things to Avoid.

Day -5

  • Presentations Tips.
  • Small Group Exercise.
  • Lessons Learned.
  • Formal Investigation Report.
  • Case Study # 3: Team Exercise.
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