MED 8.2.8 ATCOS WITH DISABILITIES

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MED 8.2.8 ATCOS WITH DISABILITIES

Every day people are exposed to certain dangers or can suffer from various diseases, which could cause a loss of licence either temporarily or permanently. There are some disabilities, which are compatible with ATC work. Unfortunately, others are not.


IFATCA Policy is:

An ATCO who is suffering from a disability, but still meets all medical and regulatory requirements defined by the competent authority or ICAO, shall retain full qualifications as an ATCO.

If an ATCO is suffering from any kind of disability or serious illness, a medical check should be performed in order to prove that medical requirements are met and that safety is not infringed.

ATCO losing their license due to a permanent disability should where possible be offered an alternative position.

The employer should make reasonable changes for disabled ATCOs. These apply to the working arrangements or any physical aspects of the workplace. (E.g. access to buildings)

Chronic diseases should not be disqualifying, if the required treatment does not interfere with the safe exercise of license and rating privileges.


See: WP 159 – Kathmandu 2012, Resolution C34 – WP 78 – Virtual 2022

 

Last Update: August 11, 2022  

November 5, 2019   594   Jean-Francois Lepage    MED    

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