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This new online course provides hazard awareness refresher training for those who have previously completed either our Fundamentals of Accident InvestigationAircraft Accident InvestigationAccident Investigation for Aviation Management or Hazards and Evidence Awareness for Air Accident Responders courses.

The online nature of the course allows individuals whose current Hazard and Evidence Awareness card is about to expire the opportunity to renew their card for another 2 years without having to attend our one-day hazard refresher course here at Cranfield University. On successful completion of the online course delegates will receive a Certificate of Completion and a new Hazard and Evidence Awareness card, including blood borne pathogen training, valid for 2 years from the completion of the course (January, May or September annually).

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • DurationFlexible online learning with up to 3 months to complete (based on start date). The course can be comfortably completed over one day.
  • LocationOnline
  • Cost£245

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will have refreshed your theoretical knowledge of:

  • The range of hazards likely to be present at accident sites and during ongoing investigations of accidents, including blood borne pathogens to meet the requirements of ICAO Circular 315.
  • The various issues associated with managing occupational health risk at accident sites and at facilities used for accidents investigation.
  • Risk assessment processes and in particular a predictive Generic Risk Assessment (GRA) followed by a Dynamic Risk Assessment (DRA) approach.
  • Some of the recommended control/mitigation measures for the variety of hazards likely to be encountered on accident sites.

Core content

Organisations attending the accident sites undertake a wide range of tasks including first responder activities, accident investigation, local/regional emergency planning and response, wreckage recovery and transportation and environmental remediation.

Whilst conducting these tasks, all organisations are required to provide appropriate health and safety management arrangements for their own personnel, while also ensuring that they co-operate and co-ordinate operations with other organisations working at the scene.

Personnel responding to accident sites can be exposed to a wide range of health and safety hazards. These hazards – environment, physical, material, biological and psychological – have diverse characteristics and pose varying risks, depending on exposure. To manage these risks, organisations must ensure that they have installed proper safety management systems to identify these hazards, assess risks and implement appropriate control measures. Organisations also need to provide an opportunity for key individuals to refresh and update their knowledge of this challenging area.


Who should attend

The course is designed for those people who have previously attended our Fundamentals of Accident Investigation, Accident Investigation for Aviation Management or Hazards and Evidence Awareness for Air Accident Responders courses but are unable to return to Cranfield University for our one-day hazard refresher course.


The course will be taught by a series of online modules by current professionals involved in all aspects of accident investigation and safety management.

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.