Investigations

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Investigations into accidents, incidents, near-miss events, complaints and in general anything that has cause for concern.

Vincent Theobald-Vega is a very experienced investigator with cases going back to 1989 and including numerous high profile incidents. Some of the investigations have been tested in Court (including Magistrates, Crown and civil claims Courts). Investigations undertaken involved: the HSE, Environmental Health Officers, the Environment Agency, insurance companies, the police, fire brigades, the Home Office, and many other bodies.

Investigations are undertaken (and documented) in accordance with the HSG245 standard. This is the HSE’s current best practice guidance for investigations.

Under normal circumstances investigations are undertaken openly (as demanded by best practice). However, we can also work under the seal of ‘Legal Privilege’ (for which you need to engage a solicitor). This added protection is advised when you are in a situation that may involve legal action.

The outcome of an investigation should always include recommendations that will address the root causes of the incident (even when a complaint is not justified there will still be some issue that will have provoked the complaint and that still needs to be addressed).

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Additional investigation services

Vincent can provide remote support for you to undertake your own investigations with help and advice on the collection and interpretation of the evidence that you collect. This type of support is especially useful for people who do not have much experience in undertaking investigations on their own, or where you find a situation that is completely new to you.

Second Opinion

Second Opinion

Vincent can also undertake reviews of investigations to help you identify if the investigation really did find all the evidence that it should have done, or to get a different perspective on a case and better identify causes or solutions.

If you require training to develop practical investigation skills then we can also provide one:to:one training, or in house courses, or you can request to attend an open course on investigation skills. These are courses that are designed to enable you to undertake investigations yourself, not just to understand the process, but to actually collect and interpret evidence yourself.