January 8, 2024 | Barb Carr

Incident Investigation Policy/Procedure

Incident Investigation Policy/Procedure

Writing an incident investigation policy/procedure is important to ensure the safety and well-being of employees. It sets the expectation for investigating and addressing the root causes of workplace incidents. By identifying and addressing issues promptly and efficiently, companies can also mitigate legal and financial liabilities that may arise from workplace incidents.

A little preplanning and organization can go a long way. A well-written investigation policy/procedure provides guidance and keeps everyone moving toward the same goal. Here is an infographic with 13 things to include when creating one.

Incident Investigation Policy/Procedure

Once you have drafted your incident investigation policy/procedure, be sure to involve key stakeholders in reviewing and refining the document. Ensure that all employees are aware of the policy and trained on the associated procedures. Regularly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of your incident investigation policy/procedure and make adjustments as needed.

A workplace incident investigation policy/procedure is crucial for promoting safety, compliance, liability reduction, learning, and overall organizational improvement. It contributes to a safer and more productive work environment. It helps an organization meet its legal obligations and protect its reputation and financial interests.

Learn more about improving your incident investigations.

Learn more about being prepared for an incident investigation by attending the TapRooT® 2-Day Effective Interviewing and Evidence Collection Course. You will learn other preplanning ideas, like:

  • how to prepare an investigation kit
  • the role of corporate counsel in evidence collection
  • packaging evidence
  • collecting & packaging trace evidence
  • labeling evidence & evidence logs

plus, you’ll learn:

  • the essentials of scene management
  • how to prepare for a site visit to collect information
  • how to collect better information using TapRooT® Tools
  • the TapRooT® 12-Step Interview Process
  • decoding nonverbal communication and more!

This course is only offered ONCE in 2024 as a PreSummit Course during Global TapRooT® Summit Week. Join us at the Horseshoe Bay Resort (near Austin, Texas) April 29-30, 2024. Plan to stay for the 3-day Summit that follows May 1 – 3, 2024.

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