LENGTH: 16 Hours
TIME: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
FEES: $480 + GST per Trainee

ICAM was developed by BHP as a systematic approach to incident investigation, finding the Root Cause of incidents and accidents and having a process in place to ensure that corrective actions undertaken are effective in the prevention of re-occurrences.

Our ICAM trainers are from high risk steel and mining industries and they have vast experience in the use of ICAM as an investigation tool.

They are experienced in the role of investigation leader, ICAM facilitator and/or trainer.  Our aim is to seek collaboration from workforce and managers to develop a safe workplace for all.

Course Overview

This course is aimed at those who will be conducting investigations into significant events and near misses. It has been proven to
be an effective, helpful tool in the undertaking of a WorkSafe duty-holder review.
Trainees will learn the Incident Cause Analysis Model as the investigation method of choice for New Zealand’s largest companies when investigating significant events. Based on the work of James Reason – known for the ‘Swiss Cheese’ or Cumulative Act model of accident causation – ICAM is a proven, effective and accessible investigation framework.

Incident Cause Analytics Method (ICAM training) course (NZQA 17601): Produce an occupational health and safety incident investigation

You will  learn:

  • Purpose of Accident Investigation
  • Legislative Requirements
  • Notification to Authorities
  • Barriers to incident reporting; methods to overcome them. (Individual/team)
  • Understanding the principles of ICAM
  • Post Incident
  • Data Collection at the scene
  • The Investigation Team
  • Using timelines as an investigation tool
  • Witness interviewing (practical element)
  • Data Organisation
  • Reason Incident Causation Model
  • Development of the Causation Chart (Practise learnings; working in teams)
  • Analysis of findings, prioritisation of actions
  • SMARTER Corrective Actions
  • Reporting/Sharing Learnings

ICAM Training Supplements

Trainees receive a course workbook, investigation aids, and certificate of completion. (Where required unit standards entered onto NZQA framework). Management receives course competency register; hard and soft copy, trainees entered into database.

ICAM Learning Techniques

Using ICAM model participants will work individually and in teams to investigate actual and scenario based incidents, developing causation charts, and corrective actions.

Target Audience for the ICAM training

The ICAM training is a simplified step by step process; there is no requirement for participants to have investigation experience. Experience has shown this training works well with managers, supervisors and safety representatives from the same organization on the same course.