BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS Incidents

Who Should Attend?

This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report on investigations of work health and safety (WHS) incidents that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, injury or damage.

It covers conducting an initial assessment of the situation; establishing the scope and legal parameters of the investigation; conducting a systematic analysis to identify underlying causes and actions for prevention; and reporting on the outcomes of the investigation appropriate to the potential severity of the incident, which may include accessing specialist expertise.

The unit applies to people who work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and who apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts. This competency may be applied to both straight- forward investigations as well as formal investigations of complex situations.

What will I learn?

At the end of the course, students will know how to:

  • Implement the statutory and minimum requirements and terms relating to the investigation of workplace incidents.
  • Develop and apply processes for incident notifying and recording in accordance with the legislation.
  • Accurately complete the approved Incident Report form in accordance with the legislation.
  • How to carry out initial incident response
  • Developing investigation plans
  • Site inspections and collecting information and data which ensures objectivity, confidentiality, validity and accuracy
  • Analysing information and data gathered to identify immediate and underlying causes and practical prevention measures
  • Developing actions, interventions and practical measures to prevent the re- occurrence of the incident and to address root causes
  • Compile and communicate investigation reports

Recognition of Prior Learning

A learner’s history of study, skills and experience can be taken into account but it must support the criteria included in the above unit of competency. Documentary evidence and interview will be required.

How will participants be assessed and what will they receive?

Upon successful completion of a theory assessment, participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for BSBWHS505 Investigate WHS incidents

Course Venue and Equipment

This course may be conducted in our training rooms in Cairns, or on-site at client premises. Where courses are conducted on-site then a suitable venue and white board are to be provided by the client company. The venue shall have sufficient tables and chairs for participants to be seated comfortably for the duration of training. Any catering costs shall be borne by the client company. Please contact us to discuss alternate arrangements if there is any difficulty in providing these facilities and equipment.

Additional Costs and Expenses

Where the training is conducted outside the immediate Cairns area then additional costs will be applicable. Any air fares, travel, accommodation, meals and materials freight incurred in the provision of this training will be on-charged. Mileage will be charged at 80¢ (plus GST) per kilometre and traveling time will be charged at our standard rates. Please contact us for a formal quotation for courses conducted outside of Cairns.

Where consideration needs to be applied due to cultural, language, literacy, numeracy or other special needs, extra time will be allowed to ensure participants receive sufficient supported training. This time will be charged at our standard rates.

How to Book an Onsite or Dedicated Course

Contact our office to book an on-site or dedicated course for your organisation.  Dates will be scheduled at the time of booking.

How to Enrol in Class

Public courses scheduled on demand if minimum numbers can be met. Please contact us if you have 4 or more attendees. 

How to Enrol Online

Download an enrolment form from our website, complete and return to Total Management and Training along with payment. Once enrolled, you will receive a log in to our Student Portal where you will be able to complete your course.



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