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helicopter safety - 14 Items Tagged Within News

RMT marks Workers’ Memorial Day
On Workers’ Memorial Day RMT remembers the fifth anniversary tomorrow of the helicopter disaster over Norway that cost thirteen offshore workers their lives. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash, said: “As part of this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day, RMT remember...
Region: National
Tagged with: Super Puma, International Workers Memorial Day, IWMD, Helicopter, Offshore Energy
RMT responds to Inquiry into Sumburgh helicopter tragedy
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT is disappointed that the FAI predictably kept the scope of the inquiry very narrow, looking at the events at the precise moment of the tragedy. There was no consideration of the wider aspects of...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Sumburgh Helicopter Tragedy, Super Puma
RMT on latest mechanical failure of a helicopter
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “It’s a huge relief that no one was hurt as a result of this latest emergency landing. The effect of commercial pressure on helicopter safety remains a serious concern to my members, including those drilling...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: s92, offshore, energy, helicopter, oil and gas
RMT steps up pressure for ‎inquiry into helicopter safety
OFFSHORE union RMT said today that it will be stepping up pressure on Government and regulators this week for a public inquiry as it raised fresh concern over helicopter safety standards in the North Sea following an Air Accident Investigation...
Region: National
Tagged with: Helicopter, Safety
RMT on Crown Office in Scotland FAI into Helicopter Crash
Offshore union RMT response to Crown Office in Scotland announcement that there will be an FAI into the helicopter crash in August 2013. Mick Cash, General Secretary of offshore workers union RMT, said; "The time that has elapsed since this event...
Region: National
Tagged with: Scotland, Helicopter Crash
RMT calls for independent inquiry into helicopter safety
OFFSHORE UNION RMT will raise again the call for a full independent public inquiry into energy industry helicopter safety through an emergency motion that will be moved by Aberdeen Trades Union Council and seconded by RMTat the Scottish TUC in...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: super puma, offshore helicopter transport, civil aviation authority, caa,
RMT repeats call for public inquiry into helicopter safety
Offshore union RMT today repeated the call for a full public inquiry into helicopter safety in the North Sea as workers from across the industry mark the anniversary of the Super Puma tragedy that alerted the nation to the dangerous...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore workers, helicopter safety, super puma, oilc
RMT on public inquiry into helicopter safety
Offshore union RMT said today that it shares the growing anger over the refusal of the Scottish Government to reconsider its opposition to a public inquiry into helicopter safety. In a statement issued today North East Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: offshore workers, helicopter safety, super puma, oilc
RMT calls for public inquiry into offshore helicopter safety
33 offshore workers and crew died and 65 were rescued as a result of helicopter accidents across the North Sea in the decade from February 2009. All of these incidents, including the fatal incident off the Norwegian coast on 29 April 2016 involved Super Puma...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: super puma, offshore helicopter transport, civil aviation authority, caa,
Offshore union RMT welcomes safety action by Sikorsky
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “We welcome this move as it is a precautionary measure to assure workers and industry that a generic problem doesn't exist with this model of aircraft. “It comes in the wake of an incident...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: offshore, sikorsky, north sea helicopters, aaib
RMT slams Government over offshore helicopter safety inquiry
“The failure to agree to a public inquiry leads to the obvious question, “just what have you got to hide?” This response from the government to the Transport Committee represents a complete failure to get to grips with the safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore, helicopter, safety
Transport Committee - Offshore helicopter safety
In evidence to the committee RMT called for this and said that only an open, transparent, public inquiry can fully address offshore workers’ legitimate concerns which have grown out of successive near misses and tragic incidents in the North Sea...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: transcom, offshore helicopter safety,
Offshore union RMT on CAA review of helicopter safety
"The CAA's review is a step toward the improvements that RMT has supported for years through the existing helicopter safety forums we sit on with other unions, helicopter operators and the oil and gas companies. "We support the recommendations as...
Region: National
Tagged with: Helicopter Safety, CAA Review
Offshore union RMT reissues call for full public inquiry
General Secretary Bob Crow said: “While the Fatal Accident Investigation has a role to play it cannot enforce justice or hold anyone to account and is no alternative to the full public inquiry into helicopter safety that RMT has been...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: helicopter safety, fai, fatal accident investigation,