Stress and fatigue risk management policy
1. Main objective
The risk management activities related to the effects of stress and fatigue at the workplace, are of key importance for maintaining the safe provision of Air Traffic Services (ATS). The main objective of these activities is the introduction of proactive, systematic and continuous measures for stress and fatigue related risk monitoring and control.
2. Management commitment
The management of BULATSA is directly engaged in the implementation of proactive, systematic, and continuous actions to manage the risks associated with the effects of stress and fatigue by introducing specific means to achieve the objective.
3. Мeans of achievement
To achieve the objective the management of BULATSA governs and exercises control measures over the risks of stress and fatigue, by:
3.1. Prioritising the application of the principles set out in the Safety Policy;
3.2. Providing resources and implementing effective management activities for the stress and fatigue related operational risks;
3.3. Identifying and implementing of good practices related to the stress and fatigue risk management;
3.4. Supporting stress management activities during critical events through the Programme for Psychosocial Support;
3.5. Implementing the activities outlined in the Stress and Fatigue Risk Management Programme.
3.6. Introducing a mechanism for periodic review of this policy and the effectiveness of the means to achieve its objectives.
4. Main principles of stress and fatigue risk management
The activities for management of risks, related to the effects of stress and fatigue at the workplace, are subject to the following principles:
4.1. Carrying out proactive, systematic, and continuous actions for the stress and fatigue risk management and monitoring their effectiveness.
4.2. Impartiality and confidentiality in respect of the reporting persons regarding the effects of stress and fatigue, as well as the employees mentioned in the reports.
4.3. Transparency and clarity regarding stress and fatigue risk management.
4.4. Establishing a voluntary and confidential reporting mechanism for events related to stress and fatigue risk.
4.5. Maintaining a high level of awareness of the employees on the impact of stress and fatigue effects on the provision of ATS.