The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) have just had their annual conference and PILOT MEMBER BURNOUT was their key topic:-
“We dedicated a day to each of our key topics, the first looking at burnout. Our Focus on Fatigue project has borne the question of not just how dangerous fatigue can be in the short-term, but what exactly will the effect be of these fatiguing rosters over time. The stress that this can put on pilots’ mental and physical health cannot be ignored. We invited guest speaker Vanessa King to tell us about her work on research into wellbeing at work. A trained psychologist and Board member for Action for Happiness, a programme that seeks to encourage employers to implement employee wellbeing practices into their strategies, she talked about the benefits of happy and healthy employees. Our reps were then encouraged to discuss the pilot lifestyle, how we might avoid burnout and how we might improve work-life balance”.
Click here to read the BALPA message.
In April 2005 BALPA sponsored a conference in London to get to ‘the truth’ of contaminated cabin air – which causes BALPA member pilot – burnout.
BALPA has a serious burntout, memory problem – which their present members should be made fully aware of…
Pilots, Cabin Crew and passengers should contact BALPA here for BURNOUT ‘project’ answers.