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Workplace Investigations


Workplace investigations help organizations gather information about concerns that affect the day-to-day working lives of employees. Positive or negative, this information can help drive an organization’s approach to managing workplace conflict, increasing employee engagement and fostering a better culture of communication. 

Who’s it For? 

  • Those from HR, Facilities, general management roles, and many functions which sit outside that of the traditional manager. 

What’s Covered? 


  • Types of evidence. Do you know the different types of evidence? Be able to confidently explain what different types evidence is used in investigations. Understand why these types are used and explain the negative implications of mishandling the evidence. 

  • Evidence handling. Understand what evidence is necessary when conducting workforce investigations and how to properly handle evidence. Be able to confidently explain the negative repercussions that can happen when mishandling evidence. 

  • Evidence continuity. How important is it to be continuous with evidence? Understand what can happen when evidence isn’t consistent and be able to identify inconsistent evidence.  

  • Preservation of the scene. How important is scene preservation? Understand what scene preservation is, what it entails and what can happen if it is not properly preserved. 


  • What is a workplace investigation? Every workplace will have procedures for workplace investigations. Understand what a workplace investigation is, how it is conducted and who they can be conducted by. Be able to explain how investigations can affect different people. 

  • Risk management. Understand how important risk management is and be able to assess what can happen when the risk isn't managed properly. Be able to explain different risks. 

  • Planning. How important is planning for investigations? Evaluate the importance of planning in many different investigations and understand why poor planning is never a good idea. 

  • Criminal and civil law. Do you know the difference between criminal law and civil law? Fully understand what criminal and civil law are, be able to explain what they regulate and what happens when you disobey the law. 

Communication Skills 

  • Interview techniques. How well do you know your interview techniques? Be able to explain a range of different interview techniques and be able to show how to conduct them. Understand what techniques can benefit certain situations are which are the most effective. 

  • Statement writing. How important is statement writing and what needs to be included? Learn the basics of writing a statement, what to include, what not to include and why it is needed. 


  • Concluding investigations. What is a concluding investigation and what does it do? Understand the fundamentals of a concluding investigation and what its purpose is. 

  • File and report presentation. Fully understand the importance of proper file and report presentation. Be able to explain how to effectively file and present. 

Session Benefits 

  • Identify situations or problems that would benefit from a workplace assessment 

  • Distinguish between workplace assessments and workplace investigations 

  • Choose the right person to conduct a workplace assessment 

Date & Venue

Date will be agreed once booking has been confirmed.
This training course can be run at your premises or we can provide a training venue.

Contact Details

For more information and costs please contact us on 0345 4599710 or email

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