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Safety Investigation and Analysis

Delivered by Sustainable Minerals Institute


Understand the principles and practice of effective safety investigation and analysis and how to achieve better system safety.

Co-designed by academic and industry leaders, this course will improve your safety investigation skills, including:

  • knowing when to investigate
  • collecting evidence, including conducting interviews
  • analysing evidence using multiple tools, including the Bowtie and Accimap
  • documenting and communicating findings.

Aligned with RIIWHS301E – to be accredited from July 2023.

Upcoming courses

Delivery mode
in-person, workshop
No dates currently available
UQ St Lucia
Time commitment
25 hours

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Who should attend

Managers, supervisors and professional staff who conduct safety investigations, including:

  • mine or project-level general managers, mine managers, section managers, superintendents, mine captains, plant supervisors, senior technical staff, safety managers and practitioners, and incident investigators
  • division or corporate technical and functional staff such as engineering, ventilation, safety, human resources, finance, and procurement
  • contractor managers.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

What you'll learn

  • Understand how to use an investigation process to examine unwanted or unexpected events in work activities, including incidents and accidents.
  • Develop internal skills for collecting and analysing evidence and identifying incident trends.
  • Understand the value of personally committing to managing safety investigations and setting accountability.
  • Know how to make and implement recommendations for enhancing safety.
  • Identify new opportunities for continuous improvement.

Time commitment

This is an in-person course that will require roughly 25 hours to complete.

  • 5 hours of study using online materials
  • 2-day workshop
  • 4 hours to complete the final assessment.

Course curriculum


Participants must complete 3 assessments during the workshop to demonstrate that they have acquired adequate incident investigation and analysis skills, including 2 written assessments documenting an incident investigation and 1 online quiz.


Libby Humphries
Libby Humphries
Manager, Education and Training, Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISCH)


Applicant Price
Individual domestic (excluding GST) A$1,500
Individual international (GST not payable) A$1,500

Please see the Terms and Conditions (PDF, 123.12 KB).

GST is excluded from the cost

Payment options

We accept credit cards (Visa/MasterCard) for payment, including corporate credit cards. If you do not have access to a card, please contact our team at to discuss your options.


UQ St Lucia


Sustainable Minerals Institute

For more professional development options, visit the Sustainable Minerals Institute website.