Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern - ICAM Investigation (The Incident Cause Analysis Method)

ICAM Investigation (The Incident Cause Analysis Method)

Become a proficient investigator of events and near misses using ICAM methodology

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.

What you’ll learn:

The Incident Cause Analysis Model is 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.

After, you’ll be able to…
  • Understand the link between root and immediate causes
  • Understand the relationship between individual actions, task conditions and organisational factors 
  • Understand how bias can impact on the investigation process
  • Appreciate the importance of the principle of multiple causation
  • Appreciate the value of collecting information and the importance of analysing events
  • Identify the difference between layers of defense and categories of defense.

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