Aircraft Accident Sites & Hazards (Part 3)

06/27/18 By Lindsey McCarthy

When we don’t have the proper training for the situations we come across, which is when we are in the most danger. Training teaches us what to look for, how to dress, and how to report the dangers we come across. Below is what you need to know when it comes to the FAA’s training regulations.

Rear View of Young Office Workers in Casual Outfits Listening to a Top Manager Explaining Something Using Illustrations.Having the proper training is essential when it comes to aircraft accident sites. With the appropriate training, the number of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities are reduced dramatically. The AAIS Program training (Hazmat awareness, radiation awareness, respiratory protection, and processes and AFS-specific procedures for site safety) are all training courses that need to be completed by AFS inspectors who respond to aircraft accidents. Other training’s include BBP training, fall protection training, and hearing conservation training. Employees must wait to enter an aircraft accident site if suffocation, electrocution, fall, or amputation hazards are present for a person with first aid training to get on site. All training must be documented as well.  The electronic Learning Management System (eLMS) is where the entire student’s learning history should be recorded. Training should also include documentation of a sign-in sheet with the name and signature of the employees, date of the training, and signature of the person who is qualified to perform the training.

Field office management is responsible for determining the need for and acquisition of AAIS protective equipment for their employees. When obtaining go-kits and replacements, the field offices must work with the AAIS-PM and the AFS OSH Office. All the equipment that is selected must meet applicable OSHA and ANSI standards. It also must be suitable for the work intended.

By completing the proper training courses, you are protecting your self from the many dangers of aircraft accident sites.