Summary: Safety equipment must always be kept handy around the hangar at all times to ensure accidental injury is minimized.
Thanks to the power of the Internet, it’s relatively easy to find every type of workplace rule and regulation. Depending on the type of category, you can find everything from fire protection to electrical hazards when dealing with a portable power pack. Whatever the case may be, it’s important that your technicians understand the severity of neglecting these rules.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eye protection is always an immediate consideration when it comes to equipping each technician with the appropriate gear. Unlike previous goggle models, today’s protective eyewear is both comfortable and lightweight – and can still protect just about any technician from accidental injury. You could also invest in a special type of clothing for technicians that are handling hazardous chemicals like adhesives.
Each hanger must be armed to the teeth with chemical spill kits, eye wash stations, and first-aid kits. Remember, the amount of hazardous material in your maintenance operation will dictate what you need to do to accommodate. Be sure that you invest in enough equipment to protect each and every one of your technicians.
Aircraft that have high mounted engines require technicians to climb to high places, leaving them at a risk for falls. Guardrails have become a standard in today’s hangars – with safety harnesses starting to gain traction as well. Be sure that there are safety signs and warning placards placed all around the hangar as they can play a valuable role in helping technicians stay focused on the task at hand while still practicing safe techniques. For those that are looking for proper maintenance equipment, be sure that you utilize a trusted manufacturer like Start Pac or any other organization that carries premium equipment. This way you won’t put your technician in a situation where their tools could cause self-inflicted bodily injury.