RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigations

Information about the course:

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct safety and health investigations in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This unit is appropriate for those working in technical specialist roles.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors.  Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Target audience:

Those who are working in a mine rescue unit working as part of an Emergency Rescue Team.

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for: 

  • RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigations

Course duration:

  • Option 1 Full course: 7 hours face-to-face training
  • Option 2 Refresher course: 3 hour practical training

Pre course study options:

There is no pre-course study for this course.

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RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigations - How will I be assessed for this course?

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

  • Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
  • Performance Tasks
  • Simulated Practical Scenarios

RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigations - Where can I find the training package?

You can access a copy of the training package here

RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigations - What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

Performance Evidence

  • locates and applies relevant legislation, documentation, policies and procedures
  • demonstrates completion of conducting safety and health investigations that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:
  1. determining objective and authority of the investigation
  2. planning and organising activity to gather evidence
  3. undertaking research to gather evidence
  4. engaging others in the investigation process
  5. questioning and actively listening to those involved in the investigation
  6. correctly collecting and maintaining the integrity of evidence
  7. identifying and/or confirming the linkages between factors and outcomes, causes and effects and direct/indirect causal relationships
  8. drawing conclusions and identifying appropriate course of action to resolve issue
  9. writing clearly, concisely and effectively report investigation outcomes and presenting the outcomes to others

 Knowledge Evidence

  • topic or subject area which is the target for the investigation
  •  theory of safety and health investigative research and analysis
  • symptoms and possible immediate effects of post-traumatic stress in an investigation situation
  • appropriate Industry context
  • site procedures and conventions related to safety and health investigations
  • site risk management processes and their applications
  • conventions and requirements for written communications, including report writing