Working Safely Around Aircraft is not only about keeping people and equipment safe, it's also about doing things efficiently to save time and money. This video provides some information on the course and some aviation tips. Details on specific training is contained below.
PPE is used in accordance with operational procedures.
Precautions and clearances are obtained and followed when operating on or near aircraft movement areas on foot or positioning equipment or vehicles.
Approaches/departures to/from an operating aircraft is made, in accordance with organisational aircraft approach procedures, from an angle visible to the pilot or flight crew and with approval of the pilot or flight crew and with correct signals used.
Aircraft movements for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft are understood and precautions taken to mitigate risks.
Site hazards are identified/marked and risks are assessed. Controls are put in place including area segregation. A remote brief is provided to the pilot about the landing zone.
Aircraft design features are understood, especially when boarding or loading.
Relevant aviation regulations regarding flight, pilot authority, aerodrome/landing site safety are discussed.
An understanding of basic aerodynamics including density altitude and its affect on performance, loading and cargo handling and distribution to assist the aircrew.
Briefing for team members and understanding aviation communication and its barriers to facilitate inter- and intra-team communication.
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