Cargo Accident Investigation and Prevention (classroom)



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About the course

5-day (40 hours) classroom course

IATA Cargo Accident Investigation and Prevention aviation training course

Air cargo accidents must be taken very seriously. They require immediate attention upon occurrence. It is crucial to identify the root causes of the incident as soon as possible, in order to avoid re-occurrence whilst adjusting the safety management system of the organization. A good investigation often leads to improved prevention. IATA’s Cargo Accident Investigation and Prevention course will provide you with the necessary tools and techniques to complete a professional cargo accident investigation process taking into account both the process and the human factor involved. The course follows a model similar to accident investigation and is based on ICAO Annex 13.

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Course code: TCGP-29

Course format


  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

In-house training

To arrange in-house training for your company, please complete the in-house training request form or contact the Training Specialist in your region.

Next class

Cargo Accident Investigation and Prevention (classroom)

China, Beijing (IATA)
23 - 27 September, 2024
Register before Jun 23, 2024 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 02 Sep
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 200742
USD 1,872
USD 2,408
USD 2,676

Please note that prices DO NOT include the 6% Chinese VAT. The VAT must be paid additionally if applicable to your registration.

Find out more about our IATA Training Center in Beijing, including details about the Training Center, a map to help you find it, and a schedule of all the upcoming courses being held in Beijing.

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Investigate accidents and incidents properly
  • Interview and analyse ramp and warehouse accident scenarios
  • Improve your interviewing and questioning skills
  • Use management tools for accident prevention
  • Drive a safer work environment

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Reporting of accidents and incidents
  • How to investigate accidents and incidents
  • Approaches to interviewing people involved directly vs. witnessed by cargo safety
  • Providing an understanding of human behavior and communication skills
  • Introduction to ICAO investigations requirements
  • Creating awareness of ICAO Airport and Cargo Operating Environment
  • Introduction to categories of accidents and accident investigation levels
  • Providing an understanding of organizational culture
  • Erosion of safety margins and defenses
  • Accident prevention plans


  • Self-study material
  • Exercises, case studies
  • Assessment

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Warehouse personnel
  • Cargo safety managers
  • Safety officers
  • Front Line Supervisors

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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