Incident Investigation from the Crime Scene Investigator

January 16, 2018

Yet another valuable day on the  Security Risk Management Course  hosted by Frontier Risks at the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College. Today centred around incident investigation, an essential skill for all Health and Safety Professionals. Whilst we've all sat through countless (often dull) incident investigation lectures this one was different - it was delivered by a very experienced Crime Scene Investigator!


The day started with an overview of the incident investigation process, something I thought I was well acquainted with. This however centred around the UK College of Policing National Decision Model.


Without going into detail - the College of Policing have an overview and no doubt much more available via google - this was an invaluable model which I intend to utilise in the future. The day concluded with evidence collection techniques (I never considered the technicality's of taking photos!) and several case studies.


The added value of this course was the quality of delegates. Having the likes of security professionals, former RAF helicopter pilots to Army EOD (bomb disposal) experts present allowed a varied and informed debate throughout.


An enjoyable (if somewhat dark at times) day which I would recommend to anyone involved in incident investigation.



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