TRAINING

 

Training is divided into self contained seminars or courses designed to encompass all relevant information required for the particular topic. It can be tailored to accommodate the specific requirements of each organisation. Seminars and courses can be provided ‘in-house’ or at a suitable venue.

 

 

Please click below on the training seminar of interest for more details.

Collision Investigation Level 1.

One day course designed to give participants the necessary skills to examine a collision scene, identify and photograph relevant information, and interview witnesses.

Collision Investigation Level 2.

Three day course designed to give particpants the necessary skills to examine a collision scene, identify and record relevant scene information, identify and record relevant vehicles information

Road Safety. A Study of 'Collision Causation'.

Suitable for car, goods and coach fleet managers, as well as investigators who will gain an understanding of the range of human, physical and mechanical reasons as to why collisions occur.

Collision Scene Examination and Photography.

Suitable for scene investigators/examiners or Managers who wish to improve their understanding and procedures in collision scene data collection

Collision Scene Management.

Suitable for scene supervisors and managers with overall responsibility for scene data collation and recovery.

The Witness - Interview and Statement.

This module introduces the investigator to a practical and efficient method of retrieving information from witnesses.

Collision Scene Measurement and Plan Drawing.

This module is specifically designed to teach the non technical student the skills required to recreate a road traffic collision scene accurately.

 

COLLISION INVESTIGATION - LEVEL 1. 


This is a one day course designed to give participants the necessary skills to examine a collision scene, identify and photograph relevant information, and interview witnesses. Participants will understand the variety of marks left on the road surface and their significance to the collision event. How the road environment, vehicles and pedestrians contribute to collisions is explained, including what additional factors may arise in these investigations.  We introduce witness interviewing, the importance & limitations of witness accounts and use case studies to show why all the information is relevant.   

 

Objectives

To provide investigators with the skills and techniques needed for basic collision scene examination, data recovery and witness interviewing. 

 

•  Collision Scene Examination
•  Scene and Vehicle Photography

•  The Witness Interview

•  Case Studies: Pedestrian collisions, Motorcycle collisions, HGV collisions.

 

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COLLISION INVESTIGATION - LEVEL 2. 


This is a three day course designed to give particpants the necessary skills to examine a collision scene, identify and record relevant scene information, identify and record relevant vehicles information. The course then develops this information to include understanding reconstruction techniques used by forensic investigators. The forensic awareness module introduces the participants to up to date methods in collision analysis.   

 

Day One

•  Collision Scene Examination 

•  Scene Measurement and Plan Drawing 

•  Understanding the methods used to test road skid resistance 

 

Day Two

•  Introduction to Collision Reconstruction Techniques 

•  Human Factors and Road Safety 

•  The Witness Interview 

 

Day Three

•  Scene and Vehicle Photography (including nightime photography) 

•  Vehicle Examination 

•  Forensic Awareness (Tachographs, lamp bulbs, CCTV) 

•  Case Studies: Pedestrian collisions, Motorcycle collisions, HGV collisions.

 

 

Level 1 and Level 2 training include the most relevant information from each of the seminars, providing comprehensive tailoring to accommodate the specific requirements of each organisation. Training can be provided in-house or at a suitable venue.

 

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ROAD SAFETY. A STUDY OF 'COLLISION' CAUSATION. 

 

Suitable for car, goods and coach fleet managers, as well as investigators who will gain an understanding of the range of human, physical and mechanical reasons as to why collisions occur. 

 

Looking ‘beyond the obvious’, this half day seminar will provide the delegate with the skills to expand their analysis of an incident. Delegates will be equipped to explore additional causation factors within the collision event. 

 

A series of case studies will be presented and analysed to include; 

•  Judgement error 

•  1. Fatigue 

•  2. Hazard perception 

•  3. Reaction time 

•  4. Mobile phone use 

•  Highway issues 

•  1. Wet/Dry Stopping distance 

•  2. Road signage/markings 

•  Vehicle 

•  1. Tyre pressure 

•  2. Tyre tread depth 

•  3. Insecure loading 

•  4. ABS 

•  Habitual action

•  Procedural issues

•  Conflict in driver accounts.

 

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COLLISION SCENE EXAMINATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY.

 

Suitable for scene investigators/examiners or Managers who wish to improve their understanding and procedures in collision scene data collection. 

 

This half day seminar includes:

•  Introduction and awareness into collision from scene data 

•  How collision reconstructionist’s assist in Civil and Criminal cases

•  Scene preservation and why 

•  Recognition of scene and pre-collision scene data 

•  Highlighting of scene data prior to recording 

•  Scene photography: Sight lines, approach angles, road surface, street furniture, possible view obstructions etc. 

•  Vehicle photography: Essential angles, damaged areas, tyres, pedestrian impacts, vehicle interior 

•  Exhibit photography: Identifying and referencing exhibits within a scene. 

 

This presentation will emphasis the importance of correct information gathering with a view to forensic analysis and court presentation. Using real life incidents, comparisons between accurate and inaccurate details are examined. 

 

Examples: 

 

Skid to stop 

Impact marks 

Striated tyre marks 

Multiple marks 

Car to car tyre impact marks 

Car impact damage 

Commercial vehicle tyre marks 

Pedestrian impacts 

Motorcycle tyre marks 

Motorcycle slide marks 

 

A variety of collision scene marks will be illustrated allowing the investigator to identify and recognise relevant data.

 

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COLLISION SCENE MANAGEMENT.

 

Suitable for scene supervisors and managers with overall responsibility for scene data collation and recovery.  

 

This half day seminar includes:

•  Introduction to collision reconstruction techniques: ‘What can be achieved’

•  How collision reconstructionist’s assist in Criminal and Civil cases 

•  Scene preservation and why 

•  Role of the Scene Manager 

•  What do we know? What do we need to know? 

•  Forensic awareness: Value in using trained exhibit personnel, continuity and disclosure 

•  Collision investigators: Their role, what they need, what they can provide for the investigation 

•  Fail to stop collisions. Including case studies.

 

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THE WITNESS - INTERVIEW AND STATEMENT.

 

This module introduces the investigator to a practical and efficient method of retrieving information from witnesses. With few people having time to speak to an investigator, it is essential to get the most from a witness during the first interview.  


The module focuses on a systematic and disciplined method of constructing the statement for use as an investigative tool. 

 

This half day seminar includes:

•  Interview presentation methods, including pre-interview preparation and research 

•  Demonstration and tuition of a cognitive interview 

•  Where necessary, focus on the interviewers agenda 

•  A sample statement and guidance notes.

 

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COLLISION SCENE MEASUREMENT AND PLAN DRAWING.

 

This module is specifically designed to teach the non technical student the skills required to recreate a road traffic collision scene accurately. The sketch produced will include all relevant scene measurements enabling a draftsman or engineer to recreate the scene to scale solely from the accurate information provided by the student. Delegates will be taught established surveying techniques of triangulation and datum line measuring and recording. 

 

This module can be adopted for technical or engineering participants who will be shown the drawing packages available specifically designed for road traffic collisions. An introduction to EDM's and surveying techniques is also covered for the technical students. Both options involve practical exercises by the participants. 

 

A practical exercise and de-brief concludes the seminar.

 

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