Practical Skills for Event Review Groups

TS14 | 2 days

The actions of the Event Review Group are a key ingredient of an effective investigation system. The investigation identifies events and occurrences - the challenge is how to prevent repetition.

Understanding the importance of Just and learning cultures and how to practically apply them in the workplace is essential when determining effective interventions. Intervening to bring improvement is where you can truly reap the benefits from your error management system, switching it from a functional to a performing system that fully supports and enhances your business.

Upcoming Training

28 Oct - 29 Oct 2024

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£910.00 (excl. VAT)

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How will this course benefit me?

This highly interactive course delivers a complete range of practical skills, competence and confidence to enable Event Review Group members to conduct effective reviews of investigations. Attending this course will enable you to:

  • Understand your role within the review group and increase your contribution to the organisation’s management of safety
  • Strengthen your organisation’s Just and learning cultures through effective use of the FAiR® 3 system
  • Develop and implement effective and sustainable interventions to reduce the likelihood of reoccurrence
  • Know how to support a consistent approach to accountability and how to link to the disciplinary process in your organisation
  • Ultimately ensure your organisation’s error management system raises safety and efficiency standards


Key areas of focus

  • The importance of culture to Error Management
  • Investigation process and challenges
  • Review Group roles and responsibilities
  • Causal pathways and identifying contributory factors
  • Determining culpability and avoiding bias
  • The Baines Simmons FAiR® 3 system
  • How to apply the FAiR® 3 system using practical exercises


Is this course right for me?

This is a practitioner level course suited for anyone engaged in the Review Group process from Supervisor level and above. Typical roles include:

  • Existing Investigators
  • Error Management Coordinators
  • Senior Management
  • Staff Union representatives


This course would also benefit:

  • HR representatives
  • Technical/Production Managers
  • Quality Assurance Managers



You will be expected to have completed Human Factors and Error Management training and have a basic understanding of Just Culture principles prior to attending this course.

Course details

Course format: This course is a balanced mix of group discussions, flipchart work and PowerPoint presentations. Managed syndicate exercises give you the opportunity to practise the application of the FAiR 3 system.
Course level:
Practitioner Level Training (P) is suitable for those who have worked in the subject for some time, are familiar with core terminologies and concepts and are looking to develop or update their level of knowledge and practical understanding.
Assessment process:
No formal assessment. Formative feedback is provided by the facilitator.
Course size: 12 persons maximum at our Aviation Safety Academy or on-site at your facility.

Frequently asked questions

The FAiR® 3 system appears simple to follow, why don’t we just deploy its use?

The simplicity of the FAiR® 3 system makes it accessible and easy to understand, which is crucial for widespread adoption within the organization. However, the apparent simplicity of the behavior model belies the complexity and depth of its application, and this course equips Event Review Group members with a thorough understanding of specific behavior review methodologies and Systems Thinking. This knowledge is crucial for conducting thorough and effective reviews and delivering targeted and robust interventions to reduce the likelihood of reoccurrence.

As an experienced professional, I can judge right from wrong and determine what needs to be done to prevent future incidents. What would this course add to my skills?

The Event Review Group process is designed to be systemic and repeatable, rather than relying on individual judgment. It ensures that all members of the group have a clear and aligned understanding of what is required throughout the multifaceted process. Having competent Event Review Group members is crucial from both a Safety Risk Management perspective and as custodians of the organization’s Just Culture.