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pdf SB 07 22 Managing Risks of Long Covid in Gliding Popular

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SB 07_22 Managing Risks of Long Covid in Gliding.pdf

SB 07 22 Managing Risks of Long Covid in Gliding

Guidance on managing complex physical and mental effects of long Covid in safety critical gliding settings.

Individual and Collective approaches to safety, extending IMSAFE to WE ARE SAFE

Also see SB 06 22 Managing Risks of Ageing

pdf SB 06 22 Managing Risks of Ageing Pilots Popular

By Tagged in Ageing, Collective, LongCovid, Risk, Safety, SMS 308 downloads

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SB 06_22 Managing Risks of Ageing Pilots.pdf

SB 06 22 Managing Risks of Ageing Pilots

Guidance on personal and collective approaches to safety, managing risks of ageing in all gliding safety critical activities.

Extension of IMSAFE to collective WE ARE SAFE dialogue and decisions.

Advice on "Difficult Conversations" included.

Also see SB 07_22 regarding Managing Risks of Long Covid in Gliding

pdf GFA SB 05_22 Gliding Safety Network

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GFA SB 05_22 Gliding Safety Network.pdf

GFA SB 05_22 Gliding Safety Network

This Bulletin seeks member support in establishing then maintaining a Gliding Safety Network to provide safety-focussed expertise, skills and knowledge to clubs and members.

 

Gliding Australia has relied on informal networks to identify individuals with specialist safety skills. We now seek to establish and maintain a simple database of Safety volunteers, members with useful skills, expertise, knowledge, qualifications, and experience in safety-related fields. 

 

We seek to enable clubs to reach out to get help and advice, to be informed by credible volunteer experts. A pro forma and example are provided for members wishing to support this activity. Request responses be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

document SB 05_22 Pro Forma docx

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SB 05-22 Gliding Safety Network Pro Forma.docx

Pro-forma for Glider Safety Network volunteers - please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

pdf GFA SB 04 22 Covid Safety Policy Statement w ADMIN 030

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GFA SB 04_22 Covid Safety Policy Statement w ADMIN 030.pdf

GFA SB 04 22 Covid Safety Policy Statement w ADMIN 030

Covid-19 Safety Policy Statement 17 July 2022 - applicable to GFA Offices, staff employed by GFA, volunteer officers, with policy guidance for clubs and members.

This SB provides context for GFA ADMIN 030 GFA Covid Safety Policy Statement.

pdf GFA SB 03 22 Safety Policy Commitment Popular

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GFA SB 03_22 Safety Policy Commitment.pdf

GFA SB 03 22 Safety Policy Commitment

Safety Policy commitment will be reviewed after each AGM, change of CEO or SM. This version may be updated when Discussion Draft MOSP Part 5 SMS is approved by Board and then CASA under CASR Part 149. Contact SM on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if clarification required.

pdf GFA SB 02/22 Safe Hydration Popular

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GFA SB 02_22 Safe Hydration.pdf

GFA SB 02/22 Safe Hydration

This bulletin discusses guidance on safe hydration practices, appropriate for most reasonably healthy pilots, underpinned by advice from aviation medical experts.

Note: This bulletin does not discuss medical issues concerning complications associated with comorbidities and any underlying health conditions that may affect body temperature regulation, gastric and kidney function, and metabolisation of salts, sugars and water. Any pilot with such conditions must seek advice from their medical practitioners. Any pilot in doubt concerning appropriate fluid intakes must seek advice from their medical practitioners.

pdf GFA SB 01/22 Safety Heat Stress Dehydration Popular

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GFA SB 01_22 Safety Heat Stress Dehydration.pdf

GFA SB 01/22 Safety Heat Stress Dehydration

This bulletin addresses hazards associated with heat stress, heat exhaustion, dehydration, associated fatigue and ill effects that may affect summer flying, camps and competitions

pdf GFA SB 01/21 Resumption of Gliding Activities After Periods of Inactivity Popular

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GFA SB 0121 Resumption of Gliding Activities After Periods of Inactivity (1).pdf

pdf GFA SB 01/20 Safety Differently Popular

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SMS-SB 01_20 Safety Differently.pdf

GFA SB 01/20 Safety Differently

When we talk about safety, we actually don’t talk about safety. We talk about the lack of it - the absence of it. We talk about incidents, we investigate accidents, we scratch our heads at the mismanagement of risk by our fellow pilots. We even measure our safety by the number of instances in which it was absent – for example, an accident rate. It is time to start doing, and seeing, safety differently.

pdf GFA SB 01/19 Trailers Popular

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SMS-SB 01 19 Trailers .pdf

GFA SB 01/19 Trailers

Every Soaring Season we hear stories, usually third hand, about various on-road incidents involving members towing their gliders. Fortunately the majority of these incidents are minor but they all result in unexpected interruptions to travel and flying plans, and create unwanted frustration and unplanned expense. Unfortunately most of these incidents also go unreported within our Safety, Operations Airworthiness Reporting (SOAR) system where we collect data on your often unfortunate experiences, so we miss out on the opportunity to learn so that others can avoid similar expensive experiences. This Bulletin highlights some of the common events we heard about. 

pdf GFA SB 01/18 Drug and Alcohol Management for Gliding clubs Popular

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SMS-SB 01_18 Drug and Alcohol Management for Gliding clubs.pdf

GFA SB 01/18 Drug and Alcohol Management for Gliding clubs

In aviation, to operate safely, risks must be managed. One risk that can be removed is mistakes made by those affected by alcohol or other drugs. Alcohol and other drugs seriously affect performance.

This bulletin provides information to assist clubs develop a Drug and Alcohol Management policy under their Safety Management System.