Aircraft Maintenance Technology

NOV-DEC 2018

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www.AviationPros.com 5 selected portions of the training. To keep things moving at the user’s pace, some of the materials require reading. Figure 1 shows a screen from the training that presents key attributes: Safety Champion. The training reinforces these champion attributes. At the end of the training, learners are strongly encouraged to download and use the before and after checklists. There are different sets specifically designed for mechanics, managers, or procedure writers. Figure 2 shows the job cards for managers. The training ends by asking users to sign a “Safety Pledge,” shown in Figure 3, to be a champion of an improved workplace culture of following procedures. Again, the training is a start but it must be only one part of the campaign to change the culture of procedural compliance. What should you do now? Actions for Government, Organizations, and Individuals FAA Action Government research usually does an excellent job with research and development. Government scientists/engineers/psychologists are great at collecting data. They usually validate the data by talking to workers/citizens, and then write detailed research technical reports. In many cases the research results in development of guidance materials and/or software tools. The FAA Maintenance Human Factors website (https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/maintenance_hf) contains many such reports, advisory documents, software, media, and training support materials. FIGURE 2. Example of before and after procedural compliance work cards (manager version). FIGURE 3. The procedural compliance safety pledge.

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