The Hawkhills

Easingwold, York

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2 Days

09:00 - 17:00



Course Information


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.

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.

Aim & Objectives


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


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • 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.

Your Trainers

EPC Associates Who Deliver This Course

Benefits for Delegates

On successful completion of the course, you will have:

  • A thorough grounding in Mass Fatality event best practice which can inform your organisation’s planning, response and recovery arrangements.
  • An awareness of the role of the main agencies involved in Mass Fatality response and recovery, enabling you to identify and work with partners in your area.
  • An understanding of how UK and devolved governments participate in Mass Fatality events.
  • Awareness of the communications challenges posed by Mass Fatality planning and response.

Benefits for Organisations

On return to the workplace successful delegates will be ready to:

  • Apply their knowledge of Mass Fatality events to enable your organisation to develop its plans for these situations.
  • Work with local and other partners to prepare for a multi-agency response to a Mass Fatality event.
  • Apply best practice in event your organisation is required to respond to and recover from a Mass Fatality event.

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  • 1 or 2 day options

  • From £2,750 exc. VAT

  • 8 - 16 delegates

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Incident & Crisis Management