Memoranda of Understanding between the CAA SRG, the HSE and the HSE for Northern Ireland (Summary)

Memoranda of Understanding between the CAA SRG, the HSE and the HSE for Northern Ireland (Summary)

Memoranda of Understanding between the Civil Aviation Authority Safety Regulation Group and The Health and Safety Executive and the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland

United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Safety Regulation Group (CAA SRG)

Mission:  To ensure that risks to civil aviation safety are properly controlled
 
United Kingdom Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Mission:  To ensure that risks to people's health and safety from work activities are properly controlled 
 

Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI)

Mission: To ensure that risks to peoples' health and safety arising from work activities are effectively controlled.

Since CAA SRG and both Executives have safety related roles within the aviation industry, there is potential for duplication of safety regulatory effort.  With this in mind, memoranda of understanding have been drawn up that set out the framework for liaison between the three organisations. CAA SRG/HSE Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and CAA SRG/HSENI Memorandum of understanding.  Specifically, the MoU’s aim to ensure coordination of policy issues, enforcement activity and investigation in respect of aircraft and the systems in which they operate.

CAA SRG, HSE and HSENI are committed to co-operate so as to minimize duplication of effort, and conflicting demands.

The MoU’s outline the legislative frameworks under which the three organisations work. The Memoranda describe the CAA SRG/HSE and CAA SRG/HSENI Joint Coordination Group’s responsibilities in terms of reviewing the working of the MoU’s and describes the joint working arrangements.

CAA SRG/HSE have also developed separate annexes to their MoU covering specific areas of aviation activity.  Annexes covering Aerodromes, Dangerous Goods in Transit at Aerodromes, Offshore OperationsAircraft MaintenanceRecreational Flying and Parachuting, Air Traffic Services and Health and Safety Regulatory Responsibilities for Public Transport and Cargo Operations Aircraft have been completed. Where appropriate CAA SRG/HSENI will use these annexes to promote good liaison practices.

Further annexes will be developed whenever a need is identified. Questions about the MoU or the annexes should be sent to CAA SRG, HSE or HSENI.