Du Métier provides training to Transport Companies, South African Police Services, Metro Police, Traffic Departments and people in the legal and insurance professions.

Due to the background of our lecturers we are in the unique position to give practical training with information gained from first hand experience.

In our training we prepare the investigator, so that he will be able to supply the relevant information to the court.

The investigator must be able to communicate the information in an effective manner, so that the court will be able to properly understand this information, and effectively use the information in the formulation of the findings.

Training for Justice
In our training we introduce the investigator to the basic principles of accident reconstruction so that he will understand the purpose of his investigation. We supply him with the tools to effectively communicate the information to the court (drawing of plans, photography and report writing). We further teach the investigator proper investigation procedures to ensure a complete investigation.
We have a number of courses available:

Basic Accident Recording (1 week) – LEVEL 1

This course was designed as a very basic course for Transport Operators and Loss Adjusters not specialising in Motor Vehicle Accident Investigation.
The course includes the following subjects: Basic Accident Recording
  • Introduction to accident investigation
  • Safety on scene
  • Basic photography
  • Measurements and the rough sketch
  • Basic scene investigation
  • Basic vehicle examination
  • Introduction to heavy vehicle examination
  • Introduction to basic speed calculations

Basic Accident Recording (2 weeks) – LEVEL 1

This course was designed as a basic course for all Police and Traffic Officers that do not specialise in accident investigation.Candidates must be in possession of a matric certificate/high school diploma for this entry level course.
The course includes the following subjects: Accident Investigation
  • Introduction to accident investigation
  • Safety on scene
  • Investigation procedures
  • Handling of exhibits
  • Accident victim support
  • Acquisition of information at the scene (For completion of the AR)
  • Basic scene investigation
  • Basic vehicle examination
  • Official recording of data (OAR or AR, case docket, Plans, Photo Album, A1 statement/report)
  • Introduction to advanced/expert investigation

Basic Accident Investigation (2 weeks) – LEVEL 2

A course designed for law enforcement officials and loss adjusters specialising in accident investigation. The purpose of the course is to train officials to properly investigate the accident scene and to collect all information and exhibits according to the applicable legislation. Candidates must be in possession of a matric certificate/highschool diploma. (Maths and science as subjects preferred.)
The course includes the following information: Basic Accident Investigation
  • Introduction to Accident Investigation
  • Safety on scene
  • Criminal Procedure Act (Chain of evidence)
  • Accident scene Photography (Including practical session)
  • Collision scene measuring and plan drawing (Including practical session)
  • Investigation procedure
  • Investigation of scene (Tyre marks, other marks, vehicle positions)
  • Examination of vehicles (Tyres, Lamps, Brakes, Suspension, etc.)
  • Investigation of heavy vehicles (Brakes, Loads, Recording equipment, etc.)
  • Introduction to expert investigation
  • Introduction to speed calculations (Energy principles)

Advanced Accident Investigation (2 weeks) – LEVEL 3

An advanced course designed for law enforcement officials and other specialists. The purpose of the course is to train these officials to properly investigate and analyse the accident scene. Candidates must be in possession of a LEVEL 2 Accident Investigation certificate, and must have at least one (1) year applicable experience in the field of Accident Investigation.
The course includes the following information: Advanced Accident Investigation
  • Revision of basics
  • Accident scene photography (Advanced techniques and night photography)
  • Collision scene measuring and plan drawing (Revision)
  • Investigation procedure
  • Scene investigation (Advanced principles and techniques, Scene Audits)
  • Expert Investigation (Interpretation of evidence: Scene, Tyre marks, lamps, Basic tyre analysis, Basic failure analysis)
  • Combining scene and vehicle analysis for findings
  • Speed calculations (Energy, momentum, speed from skids, speed from yaw)
  • Collision analysis for calculation purposes
Training by Du Métier (PTY) LTD

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