Flight Attendant Onboard Air Quality Checklist
Your AFA Air Safety Health & Security Committee has been working diligently to provide more resources to you to more effectively respond to cabin air quality events, with a particular focus on tools that you can use as a situation is happening. The result of these efforts is the new AFA Flight Attendant Onboard Air Quality Checklist. The checklist allows you to provide a more accurate description of the situation to the pilots as well as others who immediately respond to a situation.
Guidance for Use of the Checklist
- Print the Flight Attendant Onboard Air Quality Checklist (or pick up a copy from your Local ASHSC). Carry the checklist with you so you have it available as a tool to use if necessary.
During a Cabin Air Quality Event
- Gather information about the situation using the form
- Call the pilots and provide them with the information on the form (pilots may not be familiar with the form; just explain to them the information is to assist them with the relevant info of the cabin air quality event). It might be help to give the actual form to the pilots to allow them to have the most information possible.
- Use the information on the form to provide details to MedLink if needed
On the Ground, after the Event
- You can use share the information that you gather with maintenance or medical personnel who meet the flight (if you gave the form to the pilots, you can ask them to give the form to maintenance personnel).
- Use the information you gather to complete a Flight Attendant Incident Report. A snapshot of the form can also be attached to an incident report.
- Keep a copy of the form (or take a snapshot) for your own records.