Don't Forget to Tag Broken Carts
December 6, 2013
We have received several reports that some beverage carts have been
boarded where the braking system does not hold the cart securely in
place. Our United Master Executive Council (MEC) Safety, Health and
Security Committee has been working with United catering to mitigate and
fix this issue as quickly as possible. A memo has recently been sent
out to the various catering locations to reminds their people to check
the breaks before boarding the cart on the aircraft.
We should continue to do our part by reporting any equipment that we
find defective on the aircraft with a "Needs Repair" tag, and follow up
with an IOR and/or an ISAP report. Links to these two reports can be
found on our Useful Website page on www.unitedafa.org.
We would like to thank United catering for working with our MEC Safety,
Health and Security Committee in assuring to fix this problem quickly
and help prevent any Flight Attendants from being hurt by the defective