Evidence Gathering and Analysis for Investigators

Course Overview

Gathering Evidence during an investigation is an essential part of any successful management system. This programme ensures that those attending are fully familiar the types of evidence, the sources of evidence that may be gathered and how to correlate and corroborate the evidence to understand how the incident, accident or safety event has occurred.

During this two day programme the delegates will take part in evidence gathering exercises to enable them to obtain and analyse the evidence, which will in turn lead them to be able to identify where improvements to any management system can be made.

Current Best Practice guidance from the Health and Safety Executive, the College of Policing, ACAS and other formative organisations will be utilised as part of the investigative process, with an understanding of how to retain ‘real’ evidence and ‘digital’ evidence to ensure it may be used effectively, in accord with Home Office guidelines.

The practical role-playing exercises including ‘interview techniques’, ‘web researching’ and ‘documentation analysis’, will enable delegates to, not only possess an understanding of evidence gathering processes, but also provide a practical aspect of evidence gathering to enhance the learning.
This programme is designed to provide a platform on which to build a practical knowledge for investigation processes with a view to taking on a Lead Investigators’ role.

Learning outcomes: 

  • Identify the management requirements of the investigation process.
  • Plan and organise the process of evidence gathering.
  • Explain the process of gathering various forms of evidence
  • Select and make use of the various forms of evidence that may be gathered.
  • Identify the mechanisms for the management of the chain of evidence, including digital imaging.
  • Conduct interviews and compile witness statements.
  • Corroborate evidence sources to analyse findings to develop an Action plan
  • Record & present evidence for use in the investigation report

What's in it for you?

All IOSH CPD courses will count toward CPD compliance. Reflective statement forms are provided for key messages and learnings to be documented and recorded.

Who should attend? 

  • Those interested in CPD aimed at Management Skills
  • Professionals who are responsible for gathering and analysing evidence as part of ongoing investigations
  • Those working towards the role of ‘Lead/Senior investigator’

What you need to know

Course Duration – (Days) 2
Pre-requisites – Delegates should have received a minimum of level 1 investigation input and working knowledge, including Root Cause Analysis, theory of investigation and reporting & recording of incidents & accidents

Book onto this course to upskill in Risk Management, an area from our competency framework.

Live dates

There are currently no live dates for CPD courses, virtual dates will be added over the coming weeks where applicable, so please keep an eye out.

If you are booking onto a CPD course, please complete the CPD Course Booking Form and send it to bookings@iosh.com