HSE Information and Guidance
The Health and Safety in Employment Unit of the CAA has a range of material available to assist industry operators who have HSE duties to develop their health and safety knowledge and practices.
The Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
This is not the official act, but is a consolidated version which includes the changes to the Act that occurred in 2003. As such you are able to see what was deleted or changed, and what was added.
This is the second edition of what has become known as the 'Blue Guide'. It has been revised to include the Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Act 2002.
A comprehensive, strong and reliable system depends on the foundations upon which it is built and the strength of commitment by management to ensure the system remains up to date and is utilised.
The HSE Unit shares a common approach with ACC in ensuring that an operators Health and Safety System incorporates a number of fundamental features. The HSE audit standards used by CAA HSE Unit staff, are targeted firstly for ensuring compliance with HSE duties, and secondly, include an additional number of non mandatory steps that can be taken by an operator, which will assist them in acheiving primary level in the ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices (WSMP) Programme.
- WSMP Info Sheet
- A sample Hazard Register is available to provide ideas about aviation hazards.
- Sample Hazard Register - MS Word version
- A sample Health and Safety Manual is available also, to provide guidance around how a health and safety system might look and operate.
- Sample Health and Safety Manual - MS Word version
- An editable version of the register and manual is available on request to the HSE Unit.
- Hazard Management - a guide which covers the process of identifying hazards, assessing significant hazards, and establishing controls.
- Systems and Document Verification will help to provide clarity around what the HSE unit staff specifically audit against.
A number of information sheets are available which give guidance on HSE duties.
Principal – Contractors
- Employee Participation
- Employee Participation Systems
- Approved Courses
- Health and Safety Representatives
Accident, Illness Reporting
- Serious Harm Defined
- Reporting Serious Harm
- Injury, Illness Investigation
- Notifiable Occupational Disease
For basic information about Health and Safety for your workplace there are a number of publications available:
- How to Manage Health and Safety in a Small Business
- Improving Workplace Safety and Health for Small Business
- How to Manage Hazards for Small Business
- How to Identify Hazards in Your Workplace
- Training and Supervision for Small Business
- Emergencies and Incident Investigation for Small Business
- How to Work Safely with Hazardous Substances
- How to Use Machinery and Equipment Safely
- How to Deal with Noise at Work
- How to Work Safely in Risky Situations
Health and Safety for Cabin Crew and Flight Crew Guideline - Consultation
The Health and Safety in Employment Unit has just released the draft of an Aircrew Safety Guideline and is asking for Industry review and comment. The Guideline is entitled Occupational Health and Safety For Cabin Crew and Flight Crew.
This guideline provides health and safety guidance to employers, aircraft operators, cabin crew and flight crew. It focuses on specific occupational hazards, relevant to all crew members, that exist on board aircraft.
The guideline is largely ‘best practice’ rather than mandatory in nature and agencies investigating incidents and accidents may use this guideline when conducting investigations. The Legislative basis for the guideline is the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.
The HSE Unit has asked for feedback on hard copies of this document and welcomes written submission as well. All feedback and submissions will need to be back to the Civil Aviation Authority by 29 May 09.
Once the Guideline is published, it is intended to be a living document, and will be regularly reviewed and updated by the CAA and the industry consultation group.
Agricultural companies and pilots may be put at risk when fertiliser condition is not optimal due to manufacture, transportation, or storage factors, or when working from airstrips which are not fit for the purpose. This publication provides information about farm airstrips and the farmer's role in providing an adequate and reasonable strip and an appropriate fertiliser storage facility. It also includes information for fertiliser manufactures and transporters, and aviation companies and pilots. It was produced with consultation between Federated Farmers, the Department of Labour, New Zealand Agricultural Aviation Association, the CAA, and others.
For a free printed copy of the Safety Guideline, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- An Approach to HSE Accident Investigation
- Accident/Serious Harm Notification Form
- Accident/Serious Harm Notification Form