Tuesday, June 20, 2017

DGCA guidelines to help airport firefighters beat stress

New Delhi: Aviation regulator in India Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday issued guidelines to airports across the country on helping emergency responders cope with stress and fatigue. According to the advisory issued by DGCA, the airports must observe “human factors” and incorporate them in emergency planning and training manuals. The regulator has also recommended that all airports must have a treatment program for emergency responders, who may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorders, in order to ensure their mental and psychological well-being. “Such treatment and counselling can be provided by other airport personnel who have undergone proper training or by external medical institutions,” says the advisory.
20/06/17 New Indian Express