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Icam Lead Investigations

Work Health and Safety Officers

We have a state of the art learning environment, so this course can be completed quickly

What type of workers need Icam Lead Investigator Qualifications?

  • Workers who work in the Work Health and Safety sector.
  • Site Supervisors
  • Managers


Building on Auswide RPLS ICAM Facilitator course, our Lead Investigator program is designed specifically for anyone who will be leading an incident investigation team, which may include supervisors, safety representatives, managers, safety officers, union officials and inspectors etc.

This course is $700 over 2 days, however you have 6 months to complete online for our online self paced method.

At completion of this course each participant will gain a Statement of Attainment in RIIWHS301E Conduct safety and health investigations by our Partner RTO Alpha Training & Recognition RTO Code 45282. Trained by our specialist Icam Investigator

Each Trainee Must Provide

Participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have at least a Year 12 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills
  • Have the ability to read and write English. If English is a second language, you will need to complete a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) questionnaire. Contact us to discuss.
  • Provide your own laptop computer (with wireless internet capabilities) for the duration of the course
  • Use a device that meets the minimum System Requirements of Auswide RPLS e-Learning system (we officially support and recommend modern desktop or laptop computers running Google Chrome web browser).
  • Have a strong level of computer literacy skills. Your assignments will be completed on a computer, and if you do not have a suitable level of computer experience, you will not be able to complete the course in the timeframe allotted
  • Be confident navigating with web browsers
  • Have the skills to compile electronic documents using software applications (word processing)
  • Be able to conduct research and present information
  • Agree with all terms and conditions of your enrolment

For online training, participants must:

  • Use a device that meets the minimum System Requirements of Auswide RPLS e-Learning system (we officially support and recommend modern desktop or laptop computers running Google Chrome web browser). Other personal devices (e.g. phones and tablets) may be compatible, but due to the variety available, we do not officially support these devices.
  • Have a stable internet connection.
  • Use a device that can play sound.

Course Overview

ICAM stands for Incident Cause Analysis Method. ICAM is an investigation methodology for use in a whole range of industries including aviation, transport, mining, rail, security and health and draws on the work of Professor James Reason.

This ICAM Lead Investigator course has been developed to extend the knowledge and skills gained in our ICAM Facilitator course, and is also suitable for those with existing real-world experience in incident investigations in the workplace, or prior ICAM training.

This course is designed to cover incident investigation concepts including:

  • The six step incident investigation procedure
  • 5 ‘Whys’
  • Timeline
  • PEEPO Data Collection Matrix (People, Equipment, Environment, Procedures and Organisation)
  • The four occurrence causal factor elements including Absent/Failed Defences, Individual/Team Actions, Task/Environment Factors and Organisational Factors.

Course Outline

  • The legal requirements applicable to accident and incident investigation
  • Reporting and investigation forms
  • Identifying causative factors for accidents and incidents using accident causation models
  • Investigating accidents and incidents
  • Interviewing witnesses and take statements
  • Preparing reports on an accident or incident
  • Requirements for accident and incident reporting