Peer Training

PEER Profile

The goal of the Peer is to assist and support the flight crew members in recognizing, facing and overcoming any obstacle that may adversely affect the performance of their duties. It also supports its colleagues as equals.

The Germanwings incident in March 2015 was so impactful that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) convened a task force. This was stated in Recommendation 6 published in 2016:

The Task Force recommends the implementation of pilot support and reporting systems, linked to the employer’s safety management system in the context of a punitive non-work environment and without compromising the principles of Just Culture. The requirements should be adapted to the different dimensions of the organisation and to the different levels of maturity and should include provisions taking into account the range of working arrangements and types of contracts.

THE PEER TASK

  • Emotional support for accidents and incidents;
  • Problems of professional conduct with the company and within the cockpit operations;
  • Problems and stress in their personal life that affect professional performance.

TRAINING PEER
will be focused on the following ITEMS:

01

CREW INSTRUCTION

Procedures for conducting flight crew self-awareness training.
02

ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY PROFESSIONALS

Professionals providing assistance, which vary between experts in the aviation-related mental health environment and trained pilots;
03

MONITORING AND ANALYSIS

Monitoring of the efficiency of the program both before and during and subsequent analysis and support during the return to work path.
04

FEAR MANAGEMENT

Risk management that produces the fear of losing their titles and roles.
05

ENSURE SAFETY

Support of clearly defined and problematic cases to an aero-medical examiner when dealing with particular psychophysical conditions that do not guarantee safety.