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Air Transport e-bulletin issue No. 1: May 2012

Welcome to the first edition of the Air Transport eBulletin. It will provide you with free regular updates of news and information to keep you informed of the latest issues affecting the air transport industry. Simply click on the links to read the full text or to access the linked documents.

The eBulletin will be issued on a regular basis and we welcome feedback, contributions or suggestions for future articles. Please get in touch via the

Air Transport Industry Statistics Report

HSE has recently published the Air Transport Industry Statistics Report which examines accidents in the air transport industry over a five year period from 2006/07 to 2010/11p. The report represents accidents and dangerous occurrences reported to HSE under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995.

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) - Change - 6 April

As of 6 April 2012, the reporting requirement in RIDDOR for over-three-day injuries has changed.  The trigger point has increased from over three days' to over seven days' incapacitation (not counting the day on which the accident happened).  A new leaflet Reporting Accidents and incidents at work explains the changes.

Air Transport case studies - how companies have tackled real health and safety issues

These case studies illustrate how companies within the air transport industry have tackled real health and safety issues.  The most popular case studies are:

For more information on other case studies go to the HSE Air Transport specific web page.

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) campaign 'Working Together for Risk Prevention'

The campaign begain on the 18th April to highlight leadership and worker participation as two key factors that contribute to effective management of work related health and safety risks.

Fee for Intervention

The Government has agreed that it is right that those who break the law should pay their fair share of the costs to put things right - and not the public purse.  The Government intends to proceed with Fee for Intervention and discussions are still taking place on the technical details of the scheme.  It is anticipated that it will be introduced in October 2012.  Detailed guidance for employers and organisations will be available ahead of implementation.

Myth Busters Challenge Panel

"Health and Safety" is often incorrectly used as a convenient excuse to stop what are essentially sensible activities going ahead. HSE has set up an independent panel – the Myth Busters Challenge Panel - to scrutinize such decisions.

This Panel will look into complaints regarding the advice given by non-regulators such as insurance companies, health and safety consultants and employers and, quickly assess if a sensible and proportionate decision has been made. We want to make clear that "health and safety" is about managing real risks properly, not being risk averse and stopping people getting on with their lives.

Other HSE news

Updated 2015-02-19