About this course


No one likes to think about the worst case scenario, but with incidents with five or more fatalities happening in the UK every six weeks, it’s essential to be ready to react with confidence and sensitivity when faced with a mass fatality event.

You’ll learn more about best practice for temporary mortuary management, support to the bereaved and victim identification.

Your training will cover the incident itself and its aftermath, you’ll touch on subjects such as psychology, personal affects and DNA processing, identification and release.

Speaking from experience, our Associates offer a safe environment to share experiences with other delegates as you look at real-life case studies, acquiring the skills to better manage and communicate about your response to an incident.


To examine the key issues associated with planning for, and responding to, mass fatality events.


  • Describe the roles of your own and other organisations involved in planning for, and responding to, a mass fatality event.
  • Identify and describe the key considerations arising from the mass fatality incident, including provision of Temporary Mortuary Facilities, Family Assistance, Personal Effects and Communication.
  • Outline the National and Local Government arrangements for responding to Mass Fatality events.
  • Identify good practice and lessons learnt from previous events/incidents.
  • Evaluate your own organisational arrangements.

Who is This Course For?

From events to shopping centres and everything in between, if your organisation has a duty of care to the public, the Planning for Mass Fatalities course is an important area of learning. 

Our delegates come from a diverse range of organisations including local government, the emergency services, the voluntary sector, morticians and transport providers.

The course can also be an excellent area of continued professional development for psychologists and those dealing with large events.

While the course will touch on managing deaths caused by Covid-19, this course is about local, not national Mass Fatality events.  A new module on managing additional/excess deaths caused, for instance by a pandemic is planned for delivery once national guidelines have been updated.

What's Included

  • 1 night's accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments
  • Online training materials

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