• Rationale

    The CAA will remain in co-ordination of the UK Laser Working Group (UKLWG). This is an industry/CAA group put together to identify risks, agree and deliver actions to prevent laser attacks and mitigate their consequences.

    Outcomes

    • Provision of regulatory and risk-based advice to various governmental and non-governmental organisations involved in laser attack risk management.

    • Identification of and engagement with national and international key stakeholders with the aim to capture best practice for implementation in the UK and sharing lessons learned.

    • Introduction of tighter measures against laser attacks into legislation.

    • Increase the public's awareness of the risk associated with laser attacks. 

    Actions

    • Coordinate the UKLWG with the view to develop consistent and effective prevention and mitigation plans which address the risk of laser attacks in the aviation environment.

    • Engage with organisations outside the aviation environment, such as the Police and Department of Health, where effective measures to protect aviation may emerge from.

    • Assist the Home Office and BEIS with developing legislation in their areas as and when required.