Serious Incident and Fatality Investigation Training

The Serious Incident and Fatality Investigation course provides instruction on how to complete investigations for incidents involving serious injuries or fatalities. These types of incidents often involve different agencies such as the RCMP and Coroners Service and employers should understand the roles and responsibilities of these agencies at the workplace.

This course is suitable for individuals who may be required to complete incident investigations, such as Joint Committee members, or Supervisors. It is recommended to take the BC Forest Safety Council Basic Incident Investigation course prior to enrolling in this course, but not required.

Participants will receive a record of completion for finishing the course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Follow the BC Forest Safety Council's 5 stage Incident Investigation Model.
  • Describe serious incident or fatality investigation skills.
  • Describe the roles of outside authorities in an investigation.
  • Understand the initial response steps to a serious incident or fatality
  • Describe WorkSafeBC's reporting requirements following a serious incident or fatality.
  • Identify and describe helpful resources available to support you and others affected by a serious incident or fatality in the workplace.

Duration & Delivery

Approximately 4 hours. This is an online course with self-paced, flexible 24/7 access and the expectation of participants completing the course within six months of enrollment.


No cost - free online training.


There are 2 steps to enrollment:

  1. Create or login to your BCFSC Learning Centre Account
  2. Enroll in the course

Click the LOGIN button below to access the Learning Centre.  On the Login page, either login with your username & password, or follow the instructions to "Create Account".

Once logged into the Learning Centre, find the course in the Self-enroll course list on the dashboard. Click on course name, then click on the Enroll Me button.