Union seeks to get UK offshore seminar cancelled

Union seeks to get UK offshore seminar cancelled

1-May-2014 Source: HeliHub.com

BBC News is reporting that the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union is seeking the cancellation of a seminar which is looking at the legal implication of the CAA’s offshore safety review.  In particular they are concerned that the event will be used to advise employers of offshore workers how to relieve them of their employment in cases where their body size could prevent them from being flown by helicopter when particular new rules come into force

Details of the seminar being run by solicitors Simpson and Marwick focuses on the HR implications of the CAA’s safety recommendations, which include:-

  • Key change – From 1 April 2015, on an offshore helicopter transfer, no passenger will be permitted on board where the passenger’s body size (including safety equipment) exceeds the size of push-out window emergency exits.
  • Employer implication – Line managers and HR departments will have the unenviable task of addressing concerns about the body size of employees.

Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

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