TAREG 5.1.2 - Maintenance Certification

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5.1.2.a - For the purposes of this regulation, certification means the act of an authorised person signing that they have discharged their responsibilities for a specific task.

5.1.2.b - Is all maintenance accurately and progressively documented and certified by an authorised person?

5.1.2.c - Do authorised personnel only certify maintenance that they have performed or supervised?

5.1.2.d - Do authorised personnel only certify maintenance, or maintenance tasks as complete when:

5.1.2.d(1) - the maintenance was performed by authorised persons;

5.1.2.d(2) - the maintenance performed was appropriate to the required maintenance;

5.1.2.d(3) - maintenance was performed in accordance with the AMO's Maintenance Management System;

5.1.2.d(4) - all foreign objects have been removed; and

5.1.2.d(5) - any follow on tasks have been identified and documented.

5.1.2.e - Is the authorised person who certifies maintenance, or maintenance tasks, as complete aware that they accept responsibility for that maintenance?

TAREG 5.1.3 - Independent Maintenance Inspections (IMI)

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5.1.3.a - Do only authorised personnel who have not been involved in the maintenance being inspected perform IMIs?

5.1.3.b - Are IMIs performed whenever any safety critical item on the following systems is replaced, adjusted, repaired, modified or reconnected:

5.1.3.b(1) - flight control;

5.1.3.b(2) - engine control;

5.1.3.b(3) - undercarriage, brake and steering control;

5.1.3.b(4) - installed airborne oxygen;

5.1.3.b(5) - aircrew escape;

5.1.3.b(6) - explosive ordinance; and

5.1.3.b(7) - any other system identified by the relevant AEO.

5.1.3.c - Are IMIs required by TAREG 5.1.3.b performed at the completion of maintenance to ensure that all items:

5.1.3.c(1) - are correctly assembled, adjusted and/or locked, and

5.1.3.c(2) - operate with full range and freedom of movement, and in the correct sense.

5.1.3.d - Are IMIs that have been separately specified by the relevant AEO performed IAW the AEO's directions?

5.1.3.e - Has the AMO specified additional IMI requirements?

5.1.3.f - Are IMIs certified IAW TAREG 5.1.2.d?

TAREG 5.1.4 - Maintenance Release of Aircraft

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5.1.4.a - At the completion of all required maintenance and prior to aircrew acceptance of an aircraft, is a certification that releases an aircraft from maintenance made in the applicable aircraft maintenance record?

5.1.4.b - Does a person certifying the release of an aircraft from maintenance ensure:

5.1.4.b(1) - all required maintenance has been completed and certified, or a determination made IAW TAREG 5.1.6 to defer any required maintenance;

5.1.4.b(2) - the aircraft is in the approved configuration;

5.1.4.b(3) - all tooling used during maintenance has been removed from the aircraft, and is accounted for; and

5.1.4.b(4) - no scheduled maintenance will fall due during the time the aircraft is released to aircrew.

5.1.4.c. Unscheduled maintenance is permissable after the aircraft has been released from maintenance providing:

5.1.4.c(1) - the aircraft captain has authorised the performance of the proposed maintenance; and

5.1.4.c(2) - the maintenance to be performed be authorised by the SMM.

TAREG 5.1.6 - Deferment of Required Maintenance

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5.1.6.a - Does the SMM or delegate ensure an acceptable level of flight safety can be maintained with the affected items of equipment inoperative or defective, prior to deferring the required maintenance?

5.1.6.b - Does the SMM or delegate ensure maintenance is NOT deferred when:

5.1.6.b(1) - the available information needed to make an informed decision is either inadequate or in doubt; or

5.1.6.b(2) - they are not confident that adequate competence or expertise can be applied to making an informed decision; or

5.1.6.b(3) - environmental, local or human factors would unacceptably impair the making of an informed decision.

5.1.6.c - Before approving any deferment of maintenance which affects the handling or operational characteristics of an aircraft, does the SMM or delegate obtain an operational endorsement from an authorised aircrew member?

5.1.6.d - Does maintenance which has been deferred:

5.1.6.d(1) - have a specific period of deferment clearly documented;

5.1.6.d(2) - have a documented justification of the decision;

5.1.6.d(3) - get documented and be presented in a format that is visible to aircrew on acceptance of the aircraft; and

5.1.6.d(4) - have records that are retained as part of the aircraft record.

5.1.6.e - Does the SMM regularly review all decisions applicable to authorising the deferment of maintenance to ensure:

5.1.6.e(1) - documented and authorised procedures have been followed;

5.1.6.e(2) - applicable data was used by the person authorising the deferment of maintenance;

5.1.6.e(3) - the decision was within the authorising person's level of qualification, training and experience; and

5.1.6.e(4) - the decision and related requirements were correct and appropriate.

5.1.6.f - Does the AMO have procedures for approving deferment of required maintenance that state the minimum competency standards for personnel authorised to approve the deferment of maintenance?


Auditor's Summary:

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.