New incident investigation course gets the green-light from industry and government

Recently the team in SMI's Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC) trialled our new professional development course, Incident Investigation and Analysis with a group of leading experts and stakeholders from industry and government.

The course aims to help organisations achieve a step change in their incident investigation and analysis management processes through rigorous engagement with current best practice and research. The four day course is targeted at Managers and senior management in resource companies.

Philippa Dodshon, an experienced incident investigator and course facilitator led the course, which included delegates from Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Rio, Wagners, Thiess and Sojitz Coal Mining,

Participants carried out an analysis of the course to ensure it will meet the requirements of the mining industry. Thanks to the positive results of the  trial, I’m glad to say we are on track to make the course available to a wider audience during Q3 2020. Below is some of the feedback we received. 

“I think the course is extremely useful for both experienced and inexperienced individuals working in investigation applications. The information presented on investigation methodologies is valuable knowledge that can be applied to your particular organisations investigation tool kit”  Sojitz Coal Mining Health & Safety Superintendent Graeme Shield.

“It’s really good, end-to-end, not just the investigation part. There is a lot of context and discussion on what is good practice and why, and the input from the other participants about their approaches and perspectives is really useful" Wagners Group Manager Safety, Environment & Quality Hugh Stone.

In addition to the Incident Investigation and Analysis course,  our established Risk and Critical Control Management course has just recently gone online.

Our well established G-MIRM G3 Managers Education course is scheduled for early November and the Incident Investigation and Analysis course will be held 16-19 November.

To read more about our professional development courses, visit the website or email our Training Manager Sharyn Cobbin at





Last updated:
8 July 2020