These Safety Matters can be found in the Duty Pilot’s folder at the launch Point.
SAFETY MATTERS – FIRST RESPONSES – THE DUTY PILOT
- 1 – IF YOU SEE AN ACCIDENT TO A GLIDER OR OTHER AIRCRAFT THAT OCCURS WITHIN OR CLOSE TO THE AIRFIELD BOUNDARY
- STOP AND RECALL ALL GLIDING ACTIVITIES BY RADIO AND VERBALLY AS APPROPRIATE. Land gliders not involved close to the hangar as for the last flight of the day.
- NEXT RENDER FIRST AID TO THOSE WHO MAY NEED IT AND CALL 000 FOR AMBULANCE AND POLICE ASSISTANCE. (Have one person meet the Ambulance/Police at the Hangar to escort them to the scene as necessary.)
- KEEP ALL BYSTANDERS AND THOSE WHO ARE NOT INVOLVED CLEAR OF THE ACCIDENT/INCIDENT. DELEGATE AS NEEDED.
- DO NOT CONTACT THE MEDIA OR NEXT OF KIN – EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WILL DO THAT.
- AS FAR AS POSSIBLE DO NOT DISTURB THE AIRCRAFT ITSELF ONCE PERSONNEL ARE CARED FOR AS THE AIR TRANSPORT SAFETY BUREAU WILL NEED TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION LATER
- 2 – ONCE ALL NECESSARY FIRST AID AND PERSONNEL ARE CARED FOR, CONTACT THE ATSB AS BELOW SO THEIR INVESTIGATIONS MAY BEGIN. THE ATSB RESPONSE WILL BE IMMEDIATE
- 3 – MAKE A LIST OF THOSE INVOLVED AND PRESENT AT THE TIME (THE FLIGHT SHEETS WILL ASSIST).
- 4 – NOW CALL THE GFA EMERGENCY CONTACT Executive Manager Operations Chris Thorpe 0414 476 151 (HE WILL ADVISE YOU HOW TO PROCEED FROM THIS POINT.)
Accidents and serious incidents (commonly called Immediately Reportable Matters), which affect the safety of aircraft must be notified to the ATSB by telephone toll-free call: 1800 011 034 or fax (02) 6274 6434.