Collision Investigation Reporting

About the Course

This course will provide participants with the skills, tools and techniques needed for successful identification, recording and reporting of a collision/incident. The training day will help participants understand the causes of collisions and put systems in place to prevent them.
The course will cover collision scene examination principles and techniques, witness and driver interview techniques, investigation report writing and forensic awareness.
Our course also features case studies which will provide participants with real case scenarios to analyse within the teaching environment as an aid to developing their skills and investigative techniques.

Duration             One day
Dates    

Friday, 18 May
Friday, 14 September

Fee
€350.00  

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Course Content

Collision Scene examination principles and techniques

  • Assess the scene initially and identify the full extent of the relevant area to be contained.
  • Provide the investigator with an awareness of what relevant information is required to properly compile a comprehensive report.
  • Pictorially record the scene including sight lines, approach angles, road surface, street furniture etc.. vehicle photography includes essential angles, damaged areas, tyres and vehicle interiors.
  • Recording of measurements using established methods of scene mapping – Datum line and triangulation.  These techniques are taught using basic tools i.e.  100m/25m tape measure. 

Witness and driver interview techniques

  • Preparation and planning an interview
  • Statement taking

Investigation Report writing

  • Collating relevant data within a methodical and comprehensive template
  • Develop a reporting style to encompass all physical and witness information
  • Reporting outcomes in an approved format for external agencies   

Forensic awareness

This module provides participants with an awareness of how the following information can be sourced and used in collision investigation:

  • Tachograph data
  • Seat belt usage
  • Lamp bulb on/off analysis
  • GPS Sat Navigation devices and dashcam CCTV analysis

Case studies

Participants are provided with real case scenarios to analyse within the teaching environment as an aid to developing their skills and investigative techniques.