Aviation and Aerospace industry resources

Airside safety DVD

IOSH AAG launched its Airport Airside Safety induction DVD at the RAF Museum on 30 September 2010. Find out more.

Airside driving DVD

IOSH AAG also launched its Airport Airside Driving induction DVD. Find out more.

Aircraft turnaround guidance posters

IOSH AAG have produced a poster series campaign aimed at raising the awareness of health and safety hazards associated with aircraft turnaround on the airport apron. Download the posters.


Here is a useful set of online videos which you may wish to use to enhance your organisations training packages, which are particularly useful to build into management awareness/development:

Six Priority Areas

Other resources

CAA/HSE/HSENI Memorandum of Understanding guidance document

This document provides guidance to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) colleagues to support the strategic goals of the CAA/HSE/HSENI Memorandum of Understanding. It provides details on areas of potential enforcement overlap. The guidance will also be of interest to other stakeholders in the aviation industry that may be subject to safety regulation by the CAA, HSE and HSENI.

The information contained in this document is guidance and is not to be viewed as providing the definitive structure of health and safety enforcement responsibilities for the CAA, HSE and HSENI. Where there is any doubt colleagues should discuss the issues with the other relevant enforcement body.

Airside Safety Management: Risk register items/ Risk assessment

 We thought we should post a link to this document as the AAG were a significant contributor to the development of this document. A great starting point for your risk register or for risk assessments that might need to be undertaken.

The guidance in this document illustrates how risks might be identified and provides advice about how airside safety can be managed within the context of a systematic and structured management approach within a Safety Management System (SMS). Operators, and service providers, and their contracted employers (at every level) are ultimately responsible for deciding on the appropriateness and applicability of any particular safety arrangements with respect to their own specific circumstances and for monitoring the suitability and success of the arrangements collaboratively.

CAP 642 sets out the hazards and risks that respective employers operating in the airside environment should be expected to consider and manage, but it should be noted that this guidance is not necessarily comprehensive nor exhaustive. Employers are ultimately required to determine the hazards their employees and others face and assess the risk posed by these hazards. Where information has not been provided to cover a particular situation, it is expected that users will be guided by the general safety management principles to identify and create a safe working and operating environment.


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