Incident Investigation Training Course

Subject areaAviation Safety
Course languageEnglish
NameIncident Investigation Training Course
Duration3 Days

Course Benefits

By the end of the program, participants will be have:

  • An understanding of the legal framework for the conduct of investigations
  • An understanding of the organization of a large investigation
  • An awareness of risk and hazard in aviation
  • The skills of conducting a local investigation
  • An insight into the way explanatory models shape an enquiry:
  • An understanding of investigation as a tool in an SMS
  • An insight into event analysis in order to promote safety

Who shoud attend

  • Regulators involved in the assessment of an organizations quality management system and associated audit process
  • Accountable Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Audit Managers.


  • The nature of investigation: Legal requirements, purpose of investigation
  • Conduct of a large investigation: Outline of how a major investigation is managed
  • Risks and Hazards: Definitions ad concepts, implications for investigation planning
  • Human factors in adverse events: Overview of Human Factors, Crew Resource Management and Threat and Error Management
  • Models of Event Causation: Review of major categories of accident causation models concentrating on latest thinking in safety management
  • Investigation and Safety Management: Developing a Safety Management System. Investigation as a tool within an SMS, investigation as a validation tool for an SMS
  • Dealing with local incidents: Conducting local investigation
  • Investigating maintenance and air traffic: Application of investigation techniques across the aviation system
  • Reporting writing: The structure of reports with emphasis on the Analysis section, the role of recommendation in investigation reports
  • Learning from events: Drawing the correct conclusions

This course is not planned, Request