Submit ASAP reports.
The ASAP Program is one of the most important safety tools that we
have as Members.
Without our Membership identifying and reporting safety and or
compliance concerns and issues, it is impossible for your Union ASAP
Coordinators to lobby for maintenance, procedural, operational, facility
or equipment changes.
As AMT’s, we regularly seek advice about a variety of issues, often
relating to safety topics, issues accomplishing maintenance and/or
possible FAR/CFR violations, and your ASAP Coordinators always
recommend filling out an ASAP Report whenever we seek that type of
advice or observe such a violation.
What is surprising is Members still question this advice, stating that
since they have not done anything wrong that they don’t need to file an
I would like everyone to reconsider this culture. It is obviously wise to
submit an ASAP Report in the event there is a FAR/CFR violation, or
when a maintenance error occurs, but that is not all that the ASAP
Program is designed to address.
It is equally important to submit an ASAP Report for any other potential
compliance and or safety concerns. These concerns can range from not-
so-obvious paperwork issues, lack of tooling, and/or possible pressuring
of AMT’s to sign off work that isn’t accomplished or isn’t accomplished
Fraternally, your TWU Local 591 ASAP representatives,
Harry Charalambous Joe Absalon