Accident and Incident Investigation


The Accident and Incident Investigation course will explore the fundamentals of accident and incident prevention and investigation.

It guides learners on how to employ defenses to prevent accidents and incidents from occurring and how to approach and conduct the accident and investigation process at their airport.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of accident and incident investigation for airport safety.
  • Understand how to effectively undertake a professional investigation at their airport.
  • Describe the role, responsibilities and qualities of an effective investigator.
  • Understand the importance of providing a detailed, fact-based report and the required contents of investigation reports.
  • Understand how to monitor investigation outcomes.

Who Should Enrol?

  • Investigators/Investigation Officers.
  • Airport managers, supervisors or personnel with safety, operations or compliance responsibilities.
  • Anyone interested in a career in airport safety, operations and/or compliance.

Course Content

The Accident and Incident Investigation course covers the following topics:

Accidents and Incidents 

  • Key definitions.
  • The major causes and serious consequences of accidents and incidents.
  • Prevention strategies.

Accident and Incident Investigation

  • The purpose and benefits of investigations.
  • Steps in the investigation process:
    • Commencing the investigation.
    • Gathering and retaining evidence, including applying effective interview techniques.
    • Analysing information and determining underlying causes and contributing factors.
    • Making safety recommendations.

The Accident Investigator

  • The role and responsibilities of an investigator.
  • The personal qualities and knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) of effective investigators.
  • Training requirements for investigators.

Post Investigation Reporting and Action

  • Reporting requirements.
  • Monitoring investigation outcomes.
  • Following up to ensure corrective actions are implemented.


This course includes an integrated online assessment. 

Candidates must successfully complete the assessment to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course info

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Level: Short Course
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$150.00 USD