Smaller operators easier to get DAMPs

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 13, 2012

CASA is introducing a more simplified drug and alcohol management processes for smaller aviation organisations not engaged in RPT operations.

Organisations with seven employees or less who are engaged in safety sensitive activities will be able to use a standardised DAMP plan provided by CASA, and will also be able to use an e-learning package to train and educate their employees on their drug and alcohol responsibilities.

“CASA has listened to the concerns of the aviation industry about the impact of drug and alcohol management plans on small organisations and found a solution that is simpler and protects safety,” said director of aviation safety John McCormick.

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Organisations eligible to use the simplified system will still be required to report their DAMP performance to CASA every six months and will also be subject to to checks for compliance from the regulator.

Details about eligibility are available from the CASA website.

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