GENERAL SAFETY ITEMS

  • Is there evidence that Weekly Safety Briefings are conducted?

  • Are safety performance statistics current and posted?

  • Is the severe weather plan posted?

  • Are staff aware of local severe weather procedure in place for lightning storm/weather extremes?

  • Does the station use/complete the pre-operation GSE checklist?

  • Additional Comments

  • Additional Examples

TRAINING RECORDS REVIEW

  • Identify 5 employees. Identify proper and correct training.

  • Employee 1

  • Employee 2

  • Employee 3

  • Employee 4

  • Employee 5

  • Additional Comments

  • Sample of Records

PPE and RAMP

  • Hearing protection worn.

  • Safety vest worn

  • Gloves and appropriate footwear.

  • Proper and approved uniforms worn.

  • ID badge properly displayed on outer garment, above the waist.

  • All employees have ON RAMP cards.

  • Employees NOT using portable electronic devices (PED).

  • No oil/fluid leaks from GSE on ground.

  • Adequate night time ramp lighting.

  • Clear access to fire extinguishers.

  • Fire extinguishers current with tags,pin & charge.

  • Emergency spill supplies accessible. (if applicable)

  • Additional Comments

  • Additional Pictures

ARRIVAL and UNLOAD

  • Crew present prior to aircraft arrival.

  • Was Pre-Arrival SAFETALK conducted by the lead?

  • FOD walk completed.

  • Chocks and cones available for arrival, stowed outside of safety zone.

  • Proper wands available and working (as required).

  • Unattended GSE is properly secured (i.e. brake set, chocks as required, engine shut down, key removed, etc.).

  • Cart/dolly brakes set and tongues in up position.

  • Safety zone clear.

  • Marshall and wing walkers in position.

  • Wing walkers remain in sight of marshaller at all times.

  • Correct hand signals being used.

  • Agents and vehicles do not approach moving A/C.

  • Nose gear chocks applied immediately.

  • Main gear chocks properly applied after engine spool down.

  • Cones placed in proper positions.

  • Loading bridge area verified clear before movement. Bridge is guided as necessary.

  • External power remains stowed until loading bridge is in final position.

  • Post-arrival aircraft inspection completed. Issues brought to airline representative’s attention.

  • Vehicles in circle of safety driven at walking speed.

  • 2 stop brake-check completed.

  • GSE does not strike aircraft while positioning.

  • Guide person is not positioned between GSE and aircraft.

  • All GSE guided into aircraft using approved hand signals.

  • All GSE with handrails, lifts, etc. driven in the lowered position.

  • No GSE driven or parked under aircraft.

  • Agents riding on GSE only where seats are provided.

  • Curtains and doors of carts/ULD’s closed or secured.

  • Cargo doors opened properly and in accordance with procedures.

  • No three way connections (I.e. tug-GPU's-aircraft).

  • Motorized GSE parked with chocks in place and parking brake set and two inches of clearance (if unattended, it should be shut down).

  • Safety handrails(belt loader), side rails (LDL/MDL) or safety platform (MDL40/60) fully extended and used.

  • All GSE servicing A/C equipped with rubber bumper guard.

  • Staff does not ride/walk on moving conveyer belt or elevator of loader.

  • Rear compartments of aircraft are offloaded first. (if applicable)

  • ULD offloading is monitored / ULD’s not rotated with loader elevated (Wide Body Only).

  • GSE follows travel paths away from engines and fuselage.

  • GSE carts and dollies do not hit loaders.

  • Agents do not walk between equipment.

  • GSE does not block fuel truck emergency movement.

  • Additional Comments

  • Additional Pictures

AIRCRAFT LOADING and DEPARTURE

  • Supervisor/lead has on load instructions and briefs crew prior to loading.

  • 2 stop brake-check completed. (NA if GSE in place)

  • Agents riding on GSE only where seats are provided.

  • GSE does not block fuel truck emergency movement.

  • All GSE with handrails, lifts, etc. driven in the lowered position. (NA if GSE in place)

  • Motorized GSE parked and properly chocked.

  • Safety handrails fully extended and used.

  • All GSE is at least two inches from aircraft.

  • Staff does not ride/walk on moving conveyer belt or elevator of loader.

  • Loader operator monitors clearances for all ULD while loading (Wide Body Only).

  • GSE follows travel paths away from engines and fuselage.

  • ULD’s are inspected for damage, prior to loading (Wide Body Only)

  • GSE carts and dollies do not hit loaders (Wide Body Only).

  • ULD’s not rotated with loader in elevated position (Wide Body Only).

  • Agents do not walk between equipment.

  • Supervisor / lead verifies all locks are raised for each ULD loaded (Wide Body Only)

  • Cargo doors closed properly and in accordance with procedures.

  • Was Pre-Departure SAFETALK conducted by the lead?

  • Pre-departure FOD walk completed.

  • Nose gear steering by-pass pin properly installed.

  • Ground guide person in position to assist pushback driver in attaching towbar.

  • Cones are removed only after all GSE are clear of A/C and secured.

  • Chocks removed only after aircraft is ready to push.

  • Prior to push, the tow bar and tractor are aligned to centreline of aircraft.

  • Wing walkers in proper position and using approved wands.

  • Pushback pathway confirmed clear of obstacles.

  • Pushback does not start until wing walkers are in place and ready.

  • Wing walkers remain in view of pushback driver at all times.

  • Additional Comments

  • Additional Pictures

TOWBAR DISCONNECT

  • Tug, tow bar and aircraft are aligned to release tension.

  • Tow bar disconnected from push tractor first.

  • Operator does not straddle tow bar, but faces tractor and has both legs on the same side of the tow bar.

  • By-pass pin removed and displayed to flight crew.

  • Marshaller uses proper signals to hold A/C until all personnel are clear from aircraft.

  • Additional Comments

  • Additional Pictures

CONCLUSIONS

Findings and Observations

    Finding
  • Finding or Observation Description

  • Corrective Action Taken

  • Corrective Action Due By

  • Severity of Finding

Misc.

  • Drawing or Layout of Area Requiring Additional Explanation

Acknowledgments

  • Signature of Auditor

  • Signature of Auditee

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