Fast Track Programme Extended Accident and Incident Investigation
The Fast Track Programme Extended Accident and Incident Investigation is a combination of the Introduction to Accident and Incident Investigation Course and the Advanced Accident and Incident Investigation Course. This means that thanks to a more efﬁcient continuity this can be done in 5 days instead of the 6 days the two separate courses would need. After this Extended Programme participants are fully ready to perform small scale investigations.
In order to allow the above activities, delegates are advised to bring a laptop.
Course Outline for the Extended Accident and Incident Investigation Course.
T = theory S = Skills Practice
- T Understanding Safety
- T The need for investigations
- T Safety in Aviation
- T The Investigation Process
- T Planning
- S Planning
- T Collection of Data
- S Collection of Data
- T Interview techniques
- S Interviews
- S Interviews
- T The reliability of eye witnesses
- T Data Analysis Models
- S Data analysis
- T Human Factors
- T Perception
- T Stress
- T Workload
- T Conclusions
- S Drawing Conclusions
- T Recommendations
- S Making Recommendations
- T Writing a report
- S Writing a report
The results of the Skills Practises will be considered to be an examination.
The following subjects will be instructed during the course:
- ICAO Annex 13
- EU regulations
- Party system
- The difference views on investigations (ideas from history starting with Heinrich’s iceberg via the Swiss Cheese model of prof. Reason, to the ideas of prof. Hollnagel and prof. Dekker as the latest views on safety investigations)
- The division of an investigation (fact finding, analysis, conclusions, recommendations, final report, publishing)
- Sources to be used during investigation
- Human factors (issues like workload, taskload, environmental conditions, stress, situation awareness, redundancy)
- Interviews of person
- Writing a report (including the use of the correct words)
- Analysis of the data
- Conclusions, including information on causes, contributory factors, risk and severity)
- Follow-up after the recommendations
- Databases of incidents and recommendations and the use of databases
Case Study Practice/theory
- Collect Data
- Analyse Data
- Draw conclusions
- Write a report
- Make recommendations
Participants are encouraged to bring their own examples if they would like to share these with the group.
Participants will become familiar with:
- The legal requirements for incident investigations
- The goals of incident investigations
- How to perform an incident investigation
- Human factors during an incident
- The contents of an incident report
- Why make recommendations
- The follow-up of recommendations in an organisation
At the end of this proramme participants will have experience with collecting data, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, making recommendations and writing a report.
Who should take this course
The target audience for this course are the persons in organisations who have to perform the investigations of the incidents in their organisation, like:
Investigators for ANSP’s
- Investigators for airlines
- Investigators for flight schools
- Investigators for HEMS operators.
Preferably participants have been nominated or are to be nominated in:
- a position as investigator for an ANSP
- a position as a Flight Safety Officer or Investigator for an airline or flight school
- a position as an investigator for a HEMS operator
Delegates are advised to bring a laptop in order to write reports/statements.
5 day course, starts at 9:00 on day 1, and ends at approximately 17:00 on the last day.