Guidance relating to the medical assessment of crew members
The requirements for cabin crew medical examinations or assessments are contained in Regulation (EEC) No. 3922/91 Annex III (EU-OPS) OPS 1.995.
Operators must ensure that:
The Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) provides a means of meeting the requirements of OPS 1.995.
Cabin crew members must be in good health and free from any physical or mental illness which might lead to incapacitation or an inability to perform cabin crew duties.
Operators are permitted to decide whether cabin crew medical assessments are conducted by examination or by assessment. The medical requirements which should be assessed are detailed in AMC OPS 1.995(a)(2).
The initial medical examination or assessment and any re-assessment of cabin crew members should be conducted by, or under the supervision of, a medical practitioner who has received training in aviation medicine and is fully aware of the occupational requirements of the work of cabin crew.
The content of and procedures for the examination or assessments should be determined through consultation between the operator and the medical practitioner.
The operator should maintain a medical record for each crew member.
Crew members must also have:
Cabin crew members who receive an assessment are required to complete a medical assessment form. The templates below can be adapted by Operators but must cover the minimum requirements specified in AMC OPS 1.995(a)(2).
The maximum permitted interval between regular medical examinations or assessments is five years.
More frequent medical examinations or assessments may be appropriate in certain circumstances such as single cabin crew operations.
Additional medical examinations or assessments may be necessary in the event of:
EASA Regulations from 8 April 2014
Cabin Crew medical assessments will fall under the EASA Aircrew Regulation from 8 April 2014. The following information gives basic guidance as to what AMEs and Occupational Health Medical Practitioners (OHMPs) can expect following implementation next April.
The latest information on the Implementing Rules (IRs) and Guidance Material (GM) for cabin crew, to be implemented from 8 April 2014, is now available. Additional information is also available in our list of frequently asked questions.
Enquiries to the CAA should be emailed to FOP.Admin@caa.co.uk.