International Investigation Training

International Training

We can deliver Investigative Training to organisations worldwide.

If you would like to discuss how we can help you with your Investigative Skills Training requirements please contact us.

Investigative​ Training

International Investigation Training

About this Course

Many global companies now have their own investigative capability. With the level of scrutiny and accountability present today it is essential that any investigations are carried out lawfully, professionally and proportionally.

Sancus has the expertise and experience to deliver training to an international audience.

Sancus experts deliver courses in all investigative topics including Basic Investigation, Investigative Interviewing, Family Liaison, Road Police Lead Investigations, Intelligence and many more. We have delivered courses to governments and blue-chip organisations in The United States of America, China, South Africa, The Middle East, Singapore, Gibraltar and Rwanda. Our clients include GSK, Royal Bank of Scotland, William Hill, Associated British Foods and Virgin Media

If you would like to discuss delivery of any Sancus training course for your organisation, anywhere in the world, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Our Expertise

Over the past eleven years Sancus has become a leader in delivering Investigative Training. Our company mantra is ‘If you haven’t done it, you cannot talk about it’. This means that all our trainers have practised as investigators at the highest level. They take their skills, and knowledge acquired on the front line and share them in bespoke training delivery of exceptional quality.

The course is written and presented by former police investigators with extensive experience in being involved in undertaking disclosure of unused material. We will also explore and explain complex aspects of the disclosure of unused material process such as decisions about what material is ‘relevant’, dealing with defence statements.

Incident Investigation Training: Lead Investigator Course

Organisations of every kind experience incidents that need to be investigated. These can include health and safety, environmental, financial, security, HR and other types of incidents, and because of their varied nature, the individuals or teams involved in carrying out an investigation can come from right across the organisation.  

In many cases, lead investigators have had little training and their lack of proficiency can prevent the investigation from being conducted effectively: for example, procedures might not be followed, interviews not properly conducted, evidence missed, and root and contributory causes not fully examined.   

Failure to investigate an incident in the correct way can lead to its reoccurrence and cause other problems for the organisation. For instance, weaknesses in health and safety might not be discovered, preventing potentially life-saving improvements from being implemented. Conducting an investigation in the right way, however, can lead to long-term improvements in safety and security, prevent mismanagement and ensure people are held accountable for their actions. Doing so also increases employees’ and other stakeholders’ trust in the organisation.    

Giving lead investigators the skills to move forward

The Lead Investigator Course, which includes specially developed e-learning modules, has been created to give individuals within an organisation the hands-on training necessary to lead an investigation. In particular, it focuses on leading an investigation into health and safety, environment, HR and cyber, data and physical security incidents.

The investigation training includes essential problem-solving activities, root cause analysis and management system audits and reviews.

Incident Investigation Training: Lead Investigator Course

The course covers the following key areas for lead investigators:

Incident investigation basics
Participants will learn how to gather and secure evidence and establish an incident timeline.

Case study analysis
Participants get to work through an investigation, gaining experience that helps them identify immediate causes, contributory factors and root causes.

Interviewing techniques
Participants improve interviewing skills by learning structured and cognitive interviewing techniques, including conversation management. They will also have the opportunity to apply these techniques during the case study investigation.

Human factors
This part of the course helps participants understand the human factors involved in an investigation. This includes ‘Fair and Just Culture’ and root cause analysis methodology – both of which will be applied during the case study investigation.

Throughout the course, participants will learn about and make use of a number of established theoretical approaches, including James Reason’s Swiss Cheese model, active and latent failures, and barrier analysis.

About the Trainer
The Lead Investigator Course is delivered by Dr Alan Scobbie CMIOSH, a respected H&S professional with a blend of regulatory, consultancy and industry experience and an extensive knowledge of UK H&S legislation.

With global experience in delivering hazard and topic-based improvement programmes, Alan has expertise in:

  • Incident investigation 
  • Problem-solving
  • Root cause analysis
  • Investigation training and coaching
  • Machinery safety
  • Management system audits and reviews
  • Compliance reviews 

Until the end of May 2022, Alan was the Lead Investigator for HS2 Ltd., the company responsible for developing the UK’s new high-speed rail network. There, he developed investigative capability and understanding across this vast construction programme, the largest infrastructure project in Europe.

Alan is very much a people person who can work with stakeholders at all levels within an organisation.

Are you looking to improve your or your organisation’s lead investigator skills? Contact us to book your place on our Lead Investigator Course today.