Many of you may be aware that British Airways continue to deny that fume events exist, often referring to them as odour events and thus refusing to accept that they cause any serious harm to us. As a result this is an area that continues to be researched in depth by your Health & Safety reps and we will continue to champion changes for the benefit of our members’ welfare.
Following recent incidents and developments surrounding fume events, your Health & Safety reps would like to share with you new guidance for GP’S within the NHS and also remind you of the procedure if you find yourself involved in a fume event onboard.
Further information can be found by referring to aerotoxic.org or www.gcaqe.org. Alternatively please do not hesitate to contact your Health & Safety reps Ben or Tom for further advice or contact the main union mailbox email@example.com or telephone on 07850 907122.
What to do in a fume event:
It is imperative that you follow the guidance above, especially ensuring that you follow the correct reporting procedure for notifying your reps, the company via an incident form and also noting the issue in the AML. We would kindly ask that you raise any events with your reps via the following emails;
Lastly, for your information we have attached a copy of the new NHS care Pathway. This document shows the treatment for patients exposed to fumes onboard commercial aircraft.
There is also a video to explain how contaminated air enters the aircraft cabin. The video can be found in our latest news section.