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Serious Incident Investigation Best Practice

Serious Incident Reporting and Investigation Guideline with supplements


This Best Practice is intended to be a user’s guide to help industry personnel understand what may occur and help guide their actions during an industrial incident investigation involving government officials. The focus of this Best Practice is on the process steps that occur once an OHS reportable incident happens, up to and including the completion of the government investigation. The emphasis is on the essential interface between government and industry representatives throughout that process. Information in the form of Best Practice tips is provided to help guide participants in that process. The best practice report has been merged together with supporting documents for easier printing, individual items can be found in the library. This best practice was released in 2011 by the request of the COAA Safety Committee.

Supporting Documents


General Incident Investigation Process Flow



Serious Incident Investigation Guideline Report



incident investigation evidence seizure log