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Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:15 am

All Airside personnell, including Maintenance and GSE operators now need to undergo a random Breath Analyser test via an alcosensor device.
Also random spotchecks by regulator and Airports authority can be carried ou
This is a welcome move towards increasing safety.
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Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:11 pm

Virtually every company at my airport has a policy that they can conduct random drug and alcohol tests.

Do you mean that employees have to do one all the time now? What airport is this?
 
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Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:36 pm

It’s been this way at least a decade here, probably more. Random drug & alcohol, is just that random. There is “for cause” testing, which requires 2 management (1 trained) to agree that a person has met the criteria. This does not include post-accident testing.
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Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:39 pm

OB1504 wrote:
Virtually every company at my airport has a policy that they can conduct random drug and alcohol tests.

Do you mean that employees have to do one all the time now? What airport is this?


Side note: AFAIK, some airlines in Mainland China test all pilots at the start of every duty cycle.
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Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:42 pm

In the US this has been the norm for a long time. We're all subject drug/alchohol testing.
 
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Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:52 pm

I've never seen any airport staff being subjected to breathalyzer tests at AMS (Not counting flight crew). I'm sure there would be more people in trouble then you might think, if they did..

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Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:19 pm

We get random checked all the time. I think I've done it once a year for the past 4-5 years. Other people I know can't remember the last time they were tested. I just love it when your lead comes up and gives you the envelope with the time written on it. Off to the nurse's office you go for the wizz quiz.
 
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Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:40 pm

I'm not understanding the point of the OP. New world order edict, or something local to his municipality, his airline, his country, his...?
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Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:55 pm

CrimsonNL wrote:
I've never seen any airport staff being subjected to breathalyzer tests at AMS (Not counting flight crew). I'm sure there would be more people in trouble then you might think, if they did..

Martijn

They do randomly test the tow truck drivers at least.
 
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Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:16 am

About time, Indian and Japanese railways have been doing this for years already. It's not random, it's every driver, every shift.
 
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Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:16 pm

ChrisKen wrote:
About time, Indian and Japanese railways have been doing this for years already. It's not random, it's every driver, every shift.


Good luck getting anyone to work the ramp in the US if this were ever made a rule.

Not that I disagree with the sentiment behind the idea, and in my own experience it's extremely rare to find anyone inhibited while working out there.
 
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Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:49 pm

FGITD wrote:
ChrisKen wrote:
About time, Indian and Japanese railways have been doing this for years already. It's not random, it's every driver, every shift.


Good luck getting anyone to work the ramp in the US if this were ever made a rule.

Not that I disagree with the sentiment behind the idea, and in my own experience it's extremely rare to find anyone inhibited while working out there.


Someone being under the influence on the job is extremely rare, but not non-existent. Having said that, I do agree that testing before every shift seems excessive. The threat of random testing seems enough to encourage people to be more conservative in their drinking habits prior to duty.
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