Mr Martin Temple Chairman
Health and Safety Executive Redgrave Court
31 July, 2017
Dear Mr Temple,
As the lead organisation internationally representing aircrew and aviation workers concerned about the contamination of aircraft air supplies by the aircraft engine supply (‘bleed air’), the Global Cabin Air Quality Executive (GCAQE) wishes to draw to your attention concerns about the HSE in relation to this issue in the UK.
The GCAQE is one of the organisers of an international ‘Aircraft Cabin Air Quality Conference’, being held in London at Imperial College on 19-20 September, 2017. The GCAQE suggested that the HSE should send a representative to attend the conference to the experts. We were advised by the Chief Executive’s department on 10 July 2017 that the HSE was not willing to send anyone from the HSE to the conference. Baroness Buscombe, representing the Department for Work and Pensions, responded to a question raised in the House of Lords (HL 636) as follows:
• “The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will not be attending the International Aircraft Cabin Air Conference at Imperial College, London in September 2017. HSE works with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to regulate health and safety at work in the aviation industry. This operates through a memorandum of understanding and associated guidance document CAP 1484 (see documents attached).
CAP 1484 states that by agreement CAA regulates health and safety on board aircraft and advises on the health implications of exposure to hazardous substances on crew and passengers. CAA is the most appropriate regulatory attendee and HSE will seek information and updates on such issues through its regular contacts with CAA.” … continue reading here : GCAQE letter to HSE 31 july 2017
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