Incident Investigation Training2022-06-21T10:14:09-07:00

Incident Investigation Training

Injuries as a result of incidents can be very minor to, sadly, at the extreme a loss of life. The costs of incidents can vary from negligible to millions of dollars. Once events begin to unfold and an incident occurs it is really a roll of the dice as to what the results will be. Relying on luck is no way to operate a business.

Investigating incidents such that true root causes are identified allows for the implementation of remedial measures to prevent reoccurrence.

Investigating incidents in a rail yard requires knowledge of the operating practices as well as the physical characteristics of the equipment and infrastructure used in a rail yard operation. Further one must be able to identify abnormalities in both these aspects in order to establish true root causes. This course provides the opportunity to become better acquainted with doing rail incident investigations that get to true root causes.

Course Details

The following subjects will be covered in this course:

  • Why Investigate
  • Be prepared for the investigation
  • Site securement
  • Gathering the facts and data
  • Analysis
  • Identifying cause
  • Developing recommendations
  • Communication
  • Follow –up
  • Resources

Course Information

Course Schedule:

A course is being planned for the fall of 2019.  To help us gauge interest please contact Wayne Carten if you are interested in attending.


Lamont, AB, Heartland Hotel will be the location for the fall 2019 course

Who Should Attend:

This 2-day course is designed for industrial railway personnel who are charged with the responsibility of leading rail incident investigations for their respective companies.

Course Fees: Will be announced with the course dates in 2019

*Materials, refreshments, and lunches are included.