Hazards

The following hazards are currently active at NZNE:

Location Details Outcomes
Loss of situational awareness Loss of situational awareness can result in loss of seperation, collision, poor time and fuel management, emergency scenarios, flight into adverse weather conditions. Controlled By: Training in maintaining SA (PPL, CPL, BFR, Type Rating etc.). Maintaining a good look out. Having good pre-flight preparation. Maintaining awareness on the aircraft and environmental situation.
Maintenance/Mechanical Failure RISK: Mechanical Failure, causing aircraft break-up, engine failure, critical part failure. Managed By: Setting and maintaining sound maintenance programmes. Having a maintenance controller. Strong maintenance contracts and maintaing those contracts. Communication with engineering facilities. Training in ensuring aircraft do not fly past hours limits. Continuing education on aircraft technical knowledge. No punishment for No-Go desicion based of ANY maintenance concerns.
Vicinity NZNE Air Traffic - NZNE and assocaietd airpsace experiences high traffic volume at times Exercise caution & maintain good lookout when operating in the area, potential for high traffic volume. RISK: Aircraft could experience loss of separation or collision.
Aerodrome Birds on airfield - Located mainly around NE end RWY 03/21 between tyres. RISK: Aircraft could collide with one or more birds Groundsman to cull plovers on a regular basis. Propane Bird Gun installed. Uploaded to associations is an EASA SIB regarding brid strike risk mitigation for rotorcraft. The following points may be transferable - SMS (Consult bird control experts to identify and quantiy bird threat within the area, Identify known areas of high bird concentration and incorpoate this information into bulletins, NOTAM and any other operational alerting process, Consideration to how nearby development and change of land use to where birds will relocate) Inflight - If a bird strike has occurred or strongly suspected the aircraft should be landed as soon as practical and a full inspection carried out, engineering advice should be sought prior to RTS)
NZNE Avgas pumps/GBA apron Refuelling Hazard - exercise caution taxiing at fuel pad when helicopters present. RISK: Aircraft could impact each other or pumps causing damage
Apron Apron can become busy - remain vigilant Potential collision between aircraft Potential collision between aircraft &/or ground vehicles People could walk into moving aircraft
NZNE air & ground New, low time PPL holders with minimal C172 time. RISK: Inexperienced PPL holders that have learnt on R2120 and then obtain C172 type rating, not maintaining sufficient currency on type & potentially reverting back to R2120 techniques, particularly during the landing phase resulting in incorrect landing technique & damage to aircraft/injury to persons. Continued competency checks required for new C172 type ratings. Please don't be offended if we ask to conduct a check flight prior to signing you out.
Vicinity NZNE NORDO aircraft and drones may be present, be vigilant. RISK: Drone could collide with aircraft. Students are always having the principle of eyes outside to see and avoid reinforced to them. The subject has also been mentioned in the latest proptalk article and is also on the hazard register.
Not approved/trained/current RISK: fatal or serious injury
NZNE Apron Aircraft movement close to hangars Prioximity of hangar to apron - Do not taxi aircraft in "NO TAXIING" area RISK: Aircraft could taxi into hangar causing damage
Disease Outbreak/Epidemic Risk: Contraction of contagious disease. Business and Operational Risk Managed By: Epidemic Policy. Please ask at reception if you would like a copy of our epidemic policy.
Kitchen Kitchen Hazard - Exercise caution when operating equipment in club kitchen RISK: children, or indeed adults, could access and injure themselves on knives and other utensils/equipment.
NZNE Apron ONLY AUTHORISED PERSONS ARE PERMITTED ONTO THE MANOEUVERING AREA RISK: Young children or animals could make their way onto the airside of the fence unaccompanied.
North Shore Airport COVID-19 - potential outbreak, controlled by: NSAC's Epidemic Policy RISK: contraction of COVID-19.
Apron WIP confined by square area of Jet Fuel Pumps to aprox. 30m SW of Jet fuel pumps. Remain clear of coned area in AC. Remain vigilant around apron works area. Please be wary of prop wash in area.
NZNE manoeuvering areas Loose stones on apron adjacent to Jet A1 pumps, exercise caution when selecting runup area RISK: damage potential to aircraft propellors, particularly during runups Area to be resealed imminently. Yellow no Taxiing lines painted over damaged area.
Economic down turn resulting in loss of income for NSAC and NSA. Risk: Loss of income can result in critical safety resources not able to be provided and safety staff being made redundant. Due to COVID-19 the chance of a steep economic down turn is more likely than prior to this. Managed By: North Shore is currently in an incredibly strong financial position making the risk and consequence of a steep economic down turn initially very low. CEO will manage the consequences of an economic down turn and managing safety during this time if there are any future indicators that NSAC and NSA is at financial risk.
BBQ Area between NSAC and outside office building. Wall near BBQ area able to be climbed (usually by children). Falling or jumping off this wall could lead the person to be injured or end up airside. Please do not climb on the wall near the BBQ area outside.
1.3km northeast RWY 21 threshold Reduced separation between aircraft established on runway 21 final approach and tree obstacles 1.3km northeast runway 21 threshold (East Coast Road), rising to 450' AMSL. RISK: Loss of separation between aircraft on final approach runway 21 and the tree obstacles.
WIRE HAZARD KAWAU ISLAND - UNMARKED On approach from Sharp Point into North Cove to land on the water abreast Beaumont Point - power lines at approx 150 feet above the water. Map available upon request. Map available on request. Pending response from Aeropath will be added to AIP Supp.
Club hangar Exercise caution near door rail in hangar - trip hazard. RISK:Someone may trip. The edges could also cause tyre damage.
Hangar Exercise caution when moving aircraft in and out of hangar. Instructor must be present. RISK: damage can occur when moving aircraft in or out of the hangar. Injury to persons by moving aircraft - wings, empennage etc.