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Safety Guidelines For Non-Employee’s Working The Ramp For Special Events. “SAFETY” Your Attitude & Common Sense. RAMP SAFETY. Do you understand the safety rules that apply to ramp areas? Have you had an orientation on hazards associated with ramp areas?

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Safety Guidelines For Non-Employee’s

Working The Ramp For Special Events

ramp safety
RAMP SAFETY
  • Do you understand the safety rules that apply to ramp areas?
  • Have you had an orientation on hazards associated with ramp areas?
  • Do you know what activities are prohibited?
  • Do you know what areas are prohibited?
  • Have you been trained and certified to drive vehicle on ramp and airport areas?
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RAMP SAFETY
  • Know what your job task is and how to do it safely
  • Make sure you know the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required and proper use
  • Exercise caution…be aware of activities around you…do not RUSH
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RAMP SAFETY
  • If you are unsure about how to do your tasks safely…STOP… Ask questions.
  • Horseplay around aircraft is strictly prohibited—even slight damage to an aircraft is very costly, e.g. on a piston aircraft one pilot had a truck back into a wing tip and damage was limited to the tip only, the total repair costs was $19,000.
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RAMP SAFETY
  • ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings and activities around your work area
  • Stay in your designated work area…DO NOT WANDER!
  • DO NOT RUN on ramp area
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RAMP SAFETY
  • Ramps may be slippery due to moisture and oil and fuel spills-- Wear slip resistant shoes!
  • Wear safety boots with impact protection when handling tow bars, heavy boxes and baggage
ramp hazards
RAMP HAZARDS

You must wear hearing protection at all times

  • While working on the ramp you may encounter jet or prop blast
  • Auxiliary Power Units (APU) and Ground Power Units (GPU) are also loud
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RAMP HAZARDS

W0RKING AROUND AIRCRAFT

  • Avoid exhaust fumes
  • Avoid propeller blades
  • Avoid main and tail rotor on helicopters – NEVER walk directly behind a helicopter or near the tail rotor
  • Propeller blades and rotor blades are nearly invisible when moving
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JET BLAST CHALLENGES

  • DO NOT WALK BEHIND aircraft with beacon flashing
  • AIRCRAFT SAFETY ZONES
    • Between 13 and 16 feet forward of engine inlet
    • Up to 100 feet to the rear of the aircraft
    • Powerful suction could pull people into inlet killing them instantly
    • Jet blast can exceed 300 mph
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RAMP HAZARDS
  • Jet engine intakes
  • Aircraft wings
  • Tie down cables
  • Poor lighting
  • Water / Oil
  • Ice
  • Tugs/Trucks

NEVER WALK UNDER AIRCRAFT!

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RAMP HAZARDS
  • Smoking--NO smoking is allowed
    • On ramp
    • In FBO
    • In Hangars
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RAMP HAZARDSYou are prohibited from carrying smoking materials while working.

  • NO safety matches
  • NO strike any-where matches
  • NO cigarette lighters
  • NO ignition sources of any kind
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RAMP HAZARDS

IN THE EVENT THAT YOU HAVE CONTACT WITH FUEL—

  • Report incident immediately to appropriate person (e.g. line manager, FBO manager or emergency contact)
  • Rinse and clean all skin areas that have been in contact with fuel
  • All clothing that has absorbed fuel MUST be removed ASAP to prevent further contact with the skin
  • Ensure that the spill is cleaned up properly and safely
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RAMP HAZARDS
  • Know where the eye wash station and showers are located. Rinse your eyes for a minimum of 15 minutes if you get fuel or foreign objects in your eyes.
  • Seek medical attention as necessary afterwards
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RAMP HAZARDS
  • Jet/Prop blast can propel small objects, FOD
  • FOD (foreign object damage) – The aircraft can be damaged or you can be injured by FOD
  • FOD includes pens, screws, bolts and miscellaneous garbage
  • FOD can inflict serious injury to people, aircraft and

equipment

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RAMP HAZARDS
  • Do NOT wear any jewelry such as dangling earrings, charm bracelets (Serious FOD issue and poses serious danger around equipment)
  • Exercise extreme caution when on the ramp at nights
    • Wear reflective vest or clothing
    • Keep a safe distance from moving vehicles and equipment.
    • Look for hazards that are not easily visible in the dark
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RAMP HAZARDS

COMMON EQUIPMENT HAZARDS

  • Protruding parts on aircraft
  • Many vehicles on the ramp, i.e. fuel trucks, support vehicles – airport emergency vehicles “HAVE THE RIGHT AWAY”.
  • Stay clear of all props whether engine

is operating or not

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RAMP HAZARDS
  • DO NOT walk behind an airplane that has started to taxi
  • NEVER walk under aircraft wing
  • When you need to approach an aircraft ALWAYS make eye contact with the pilot first
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RAMP HAZARDS
  • Do not wear shoes with a heel higher than one and a half inches
  • Do not use cellular phones on the ramp
  • All electronic devices must be approved prior to use on ramp
common courtesy
COMMON COURTESY

Do not go on board aircraft unless invited to do so

weather considerations
WEATHER CONSIDERATIONS
  • Thunder and lightning: if the sound of thunder is less than 25 seconds after the lightning flash, go inside immediately.
  • Formula for estimating the proximity of an approaching thunderstorm: five (5) seconds of elapsed time between the lightning flash and the sound of thunder = one (1) mile.
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WEATHER CONSIDERATIONS
  • Wind, Fog, Snow
  • Extreme heat or cold.
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