Basic Scaffolding Course


Many organization fail to learn from their mistakes and near misses, some organizations even fail to learn from their accidents. Often, one can see the accidents happening over and over again. There are many reasons why organizations do not learn to prevent the recurrence of accidents. When an accident occurs, it is important that it be investigated thoroughly. The results of a comprehensive accident report can help organization pinpoint the cause of the accident. This information can then be used to prevent future accidents, which id the primary purpose of accident investigation. 

The objective of the training is to lead investigation and root cause analyses using various techniques such as Fault Tree analysis and Root Cause Charts. This is “How To” course designed to teach skills 

Who should attend? 

  This course is intended for everyone involved in the incident and accident investigation and root cause analysis including the managers, technicians, supervisors, engineers, safety professionals and operators 


5 Days


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
BSC19 9 Oct 2023 - 13 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
BSC19 13 Nov 2023 - 17 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
BSC19 11 Dec 2023 - 15 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
Kigali Schedules:
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Naivasha Schedules:
Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.
Code Date Duration Period Fees

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.

Course objectives  

  • Monitor and understand the regulatory requirements for incidents investigations 
  • Develop and implement a structured  program designed for learning from incidents 
  • Train others to recognize and report incidents that includes planning for trending of data 
  • Initiate and conduct an investigation 
  • Establish an effective team effectively 
  • Apply methods for collecting different types of data including effective interviewing skills 
  • Apply casual factor and root cause analysis for investigating process and non-process incident 
  • Develop appropriate recommendations to address root causes at various levels to avoid future incidents  
  • Design structure reports via actual industry examples and workshops, learn key points and practice new skills 

Course Outline 

Module 1: Part A-Traditional Approach to accident Prevention 

  • Why we prevent accidents? 
  • Major accidents History 

Part B-Accidents Theories 

  • Single factor theory 
  • Energy theory  
  • Multiple factor theory 
  • Domino Theory  
  • Modern causation model 

Module 2: Part A-Accident Causation 

  • Unsafe Acts  
  • Unsafe Conditions (Environmental) 
  • Unsafe Personal Factors 

Part B- Accident Prevention Programme 

  • Principles of the accident prevention process success 
  • Key elements of an accident prevention program 
  • Principles of risk management for accidents prevention program 

Module 3: Accident/Incident Investigation 

  • Why investigate? 
  • What to investigate? 
  • Who investigate? 
  • Who to investigate? 
  • Phases in the investigation process 

Module 4: Root Cause Analysis 

  • What is TCA? 
  • Why do an RCA? 
  • Where did it come from? 
  • RCA model 
  • When is an RCA done? 
  • Why is an RCA important? 
  • When not to do an RCA? 

Module 5: How RCA’s Work 

  • Key RCA roles 
  • NORMS-based analysis of information 
  • Development of corrective and preventive actions 
  • Review findings, assess, and implement actions 
  • Writing a Good Report and lessons to be learned  
  • Action plan and follow up 

Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/ +250 789 621 067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 or mail [email protected]/ [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before the start of the course

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