Aircraft Maintenance Technology

OCT 2018

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38 OCTOBER 2018 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY SAFETY MATTERS It is the employer’s duty to ensure that the access equipment is safe for its employees and other people to use. Suitable and effective measures should be taken to prevent anyone falling a distance that might cause them personal injury. In addition, employers should not allow anyone to engage in any activity in relation to work at height unless they are competent to do so and have undertaken sufficient training. An employer who neglects or fails to minimise risk to ensure worker safety can be found liable if any employee in their care suffers a serious injury caused when working at height. In order to best cater to safety needs of their workers, the HSE recommends employers consult their employees (either directly or via safety representatives), in good time, on health and safety matters and issues including: The risks arising from their work Proposals to manage and/or control these risks The best ways of providing information and training This ensures all appropriate areas can be examined. Employers can ask employees what they think the hazards are, as they could have better insight of the risks in their everyday surroundings and notice things that may not appear obvious, and be able to provide some good, practical ideas on how to control the risks. Types of Aviation Access Equipment Today, the industry has a wide range of access and ground support equipment that enables aircraft engineers to conduct their maintenance work safely. One company that offers aviation access platform design and ground support equipment is British engineering company, Semmco. Semmco designs, manufactures, installs, and services a wide range of ground support equipment and aviation access platforms for its global network of aviation clients. Semmco’s modular platforms can be used across multiple aircraft, ultimately saving time and money for its customers. The entire range of ground support equipment is easy to operate and locate, limiting manual handling and improving efficiency. Manufactured and designed with the user in mind, the products feature innovative developments that make complex tasks easier to carry out during maintenance work, keeping the engineer LESS TORQUE – MORE ACTION. GET CLOSER. SENSOTORK® 701. The ideal tool for anyone who likes the feel of uncompromising quality – SENSOTORK® 701: an electronic, logging torque wrench with intuitive single-button operation and an integrated fine-tooth ratchet with 80 teeth. For applying low torque levels and working in confi ned spaces. Contact us: info@stahlwille-americas.com AviationPros.com/company/10134978

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