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The operational life of an aircraft is in the air. It earns nothing on the ground. So the turn-round time is . It represents the end of one flight and the of the next. As the precious minutes tick away, ground has to be connected, passengers have to be , and their baggage offloaded. Refuelling vehicles, catering trucks, cargo lifts and air crew transport and baggage carts all approach the aircraft.
Toilet facilities have to be serviced and the aircraft has to be cleaned, checked and prepared. In fact there are a-thousand-and-one to be completed, sometimes within a thirty-five minute turn-round for a short-haul flight.
So the temptation to take the occasional or to relax the safety rules just a little, is always there, but with large quantities of volatile aviation fuel being pumped into the fuel tanks, with high voltage electric power being or generated on board and with as many as 30 vehicles together with their crews manoeuvring around the aircraft, working on an airport ramp presents an obvious danger zone.
In such an environment there can be no justification for taking even the chance. But almost every day there are reports of equipment damage, of and even fatalities, all of them due to some disregard of the regulations. Rules which have been devised for the guidance and safety of everyone working .
The cost in human suffering and misery can never be fully counted. ground vehicles.wmv And, as if this price were not enough, the financial implications can be . When vehicles or plant are involved in accidents on the ramp, the costs are frequently very high indeed. When an aircraft is , in even a minor incident, the final reckoning is often out of all proportion to the actual sustained.
With costs like these mounting up, even a small or a could involve your company in a claim for millions of dollars and could have far-reaching effects on its insurance premiums, its profitability and its future. The company could even lose its contract. So even if the damage is to equipment rather than personnel, the could still be very serious for your company, and could affect you. But perhaps the greatest tragedy of all is the fact that most of these incidents could be prevented.
This training programme is designed to show how such accidents can be prevented and how safety and efficiency must always remain the most important aspects of your work. For the inexperienced, that means familiarizing yourself with all the activities and working practices in your working area as well as the safety rules that apply. It also calls for constant vigilance and a constant awareness of what’s around you.