Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) you must notify us of certain work-related events that occur while an aircraft is 'in operation'.
‘In operation’ means while the aircraft is taxiing, taking off, flying or landing:
Specifically, we take the view that:
In operation: Means from the moment of initial movement of the aircraft until the aircraft fully ceases movement, the intent of the pilot being that the operation has ended. For aircraft using chocks, effectively it is the time when the chocks have been removed until the chocks are replaced, that is, 'chock to chock'.
Work on board: Means work in respect of the aircraft operation.
A notifiable event is when any of the following occurs as a result of work:
Deaths, injuries or illnesses that are unrelated to work are NOT notifiable events eg:
We've developed one page infographics on:
Reporting a notifiable event [PDF 198 KB] - which details the process for reporting.
Notifiable event infographic [PDF 61 KB] - a quick reference guide to what is a notifiable event.
Note: Notifying our health and safety unit of the notifiable event does not satisfy the requirements to notify us under your Part 12 reporting obligations.
To report a notifiable event you will need to use one of the two forms depending on the notification required:
Open the forms on your computer using Adobe Reader, then either:
Once completed either scan the handwritten form, or attach the completed PDF version and email it to us.
If emailing this form is not practical, post it to us:
Manager Health and Safety Unit
Civil Aviation Authority
PO Box 3555