Great Article in AMT Magazine
Don’t Wing It - Fall protection tips for aircraft maintenance.
By Tim Maroushek
No matter what type of aircraft a mechanic is working on — prop or jet, private or commercial, narrow- or wide-bodied plane — work surfaces are sloped and slippery, intensifying fall hazards. Even if this is the hundredth time a worker has performed the same job, the worker must be aware of the surroundings. It only takes one slip or misstep for a fall to occur.
Whether conducting a routine maintenance check or carrying out a repair job, a fall protection system must be in place anytime you are working on an aircraft surface more than a few feet off the ground. Even if it’s a routine repair that will only take a few minutes to complete, and the risk of falling seems improbable — think again. It only takes a second for a fall to occur.
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