Important Information for Pilots, Cabin
Professional Drivers and Commercial Seamen
2006 Railways Transportation Safety Bill the Government
introduced new limits for those working in the Transport
Industry. The limit is just 0.02% - one quarter the UK
Drink-Drive limit of 0.08% and the lowest detectable level
possible allowing for the residual levels that can exist in
anyone whether they've been drinking or not. The new rules apply
to Pilots, Cabin Crew, Air Traffic Controllers, Aircraft
Engineers, Train Drivers, and Commercial Seamen amongst others.
No responsible individual would report for work whilst
knowingly under the influence of Alcohol, but it is no
longer enough to rely upon the traditional "Rule of Thumb" of
not having a drink within 8 hours of reporting for work - and
the onus is on YOU to be aware of your ability to metabolise
alcohol out of your system and make SURE you are fit for work.
The penalties are severe and include large fines as well as
imprisonment - and almost certainly, loss of licence.
Just 2 Pints of Lager, or 3 glasses of Wine
that you drank with your dinner
10 HOURS before reporting for
work could still leave you unfit for work.
It is also possible to
inadvertently consume unknown quantities of alcohol in medicines
such as Cough Medicine, or even in some foods such as Sherry
Trifle. Can you afford to take any risks at all - with your
entire Career? Or the lives of others? Regular use of a
quality Breathalyzer can enable you drink responsibly and to
learn just how quickly you can metabolise the alcohol out
of your system, allowing you to leave sufficient
additional safety margin before reporting for work.
Digital Alcohol Detector does not mean you are able
to consume more alcohol -
you must have NO residual
alcohol in your body when you report for work.
It does, however, help to
increase your personal safety margin to ensure that
you will not unintentionally report for work
believing yourself to
be fit when in fact you are not.
link to the
UK Railways and Transport Safety Bill