FAAM’s health and safety policy follows that of its primary funder – NERC.

NERC’s policy lays down the intent, organisation and arrangements that are in place to ensure health and safety within the organisation and for other parties who might be affected by its activities.

NERC’s policy applies to all activities undertaken by FAAM and details of NERC’s procedures can be found in their Health and Safety Policy. FAAM also have local policies specific to working at FAAM, both on the ground and in the air. You can access more information about our policies by navigating the drop-down items below.

Local Procedures

Local FAAM Safety Procedures

FAAM’s local procedures and guidance supplement NERC’s own set of procedure documents. Both staff and visitors must be be familiar with the relevant practices, these apply when working at FAAM’s home base, on the aircraft, and on deployments away from base.

  1. Aircraft Working Procedures
  2. Compressed Gas Cylinders Road Transport Guidelines
  3. COSHH Assessment Summary
  4. Handling Gas Cylinders
  5. Handling Whole Air Sample Cases
  6. Health and Safety Away from Base
  7. Laser Safety
  8. Rack Safety
  9. Ramp Safety
  10. Waste Disposal
  11. Working in Building 85 Laboratory
  12. Tool Control Procedures

For an overview of procedures at our ground-based facility, please refer to our safety guide.

Visitor Induction

Visitor Induction and Registration
Users visiting FAAM who wish to work partially unescorted at the ground facility will be asked to attend a short facility induction describing safe working practices. This is updated regularly via the FAAM safety guide.

We encourage visitors to view our up-to-date induction presentation, and read through our safety guide.

Accident Reporting

Reporting an Accident, Incident or Near Miss
FAAM is committed to the safety of it’s facility, users and staff. We strongly advocate recording any health and safety issues that may arise during the course of our work so that we can refine our procedures and promote the safest working practices.

To report an incident FAAM staff should use the NERC AINM system.

Visitors who cannot access the AINM system should contact a member of FAAM staff or the facility administrator, Susannah Rastall, and describe the issue. Susannah will be able to submit a system report on your behalf.

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