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                            B-7a PREFACE B-1(2008)
B-7.1.1 OH and S Responsibilities B-1
B-7.1.2 ID and Reporting of Hazards B-1
B-7.1.3 Safety Precautions_Aircraft Ops B-1
B-7.1.4 Personal Protective Equip B-1
B-7.1.5 Emergency Equip B-1
                        
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Student Resource





Subject B-7a:
Occupational Health And Safety In

Aviation





Copyright © 2008 Aviation Australia

All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced, transferred, sold, or
otherwise disposed of, without the written permission of Aviation Australia.

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Evaluate the risk

Topic 7.1.2: Identification and Reporting of Workplace Hazards
Issue B: January 2008 Revision 1 24 of 26

Attempt to classify each area as ‘high’, ‘normal’ or ‘low’ risk. If ‘high risk’ you may need to
repeat the previously mentioned steps.

Low Risk - Areas where there is minimal risk to persons lives, where the risk of fire
occurring is low, or the potential for fire, heat and smoke spreading is negligible and people
would have plenty of time to react to an alert of fire.

Normal Risk - Areas will account for nearly all parts of most workplaces. Where an outbreak
of fire is likely to remain confined or spread slowly, with an effective fire warning allowing
persons to escape to a place of safety.

High Risk - Areas where the available time needed to evacuate the area is reduced by the
speed of development of a fire, eg highly flammable or explosive materials stored or used
(other than small quantities under controlled conditions). Also where the reaction time to the
fire alarm is slower because of the type of person present or the activity in the workplace.

The Findings: The findings of the assessment & the actions (including maintenance) arising
from it should be recorded. It should indicate:-

 The date the assessment was made;

 The hazards identified;

 Any staff and other people especially at risk;

 What actions need to be taken, and by when (Action Plan);

 The conclusions arising;

Prepare The Emergency Plan: The aim of the plan is to ensure that in the event of a fire
everyone, including contractors, casual employees and visitors are sufficiently familiar with
the action they should take, and that the workplace can be safely evacuated to a location
where persons will not be in danger. The employer is responsible for preparing the plan, and
in most small workplaces this should not be difficult. In smaller workplaces it may simply take
the form of a fire action notice.

Training: All staff should receive induction and regular training related to the action(s) to be
taken in case of fire, in particular, evacuation procedures, fire extinguisher training (where
appropriate) and any specialist duties assigned eg assisting disabled persons to safety.
Escape routes should be walked regularly and an evacuation drill practised at least annually.
And contractors should also be informed of the relevant procedures, in particular evacuation
and other matters such as permits to work etc.

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Monitor & Review on a Regular Basis

Topic 7.1.2: Identification and Reporting of Workplace Hazards
Issue B: January 2008 Revision 1 25 of 26

The fire risk assessment is not a one-off procedure. It should be continually monitored to
ensure that the existing fire safety arrangements and risk assessment remain realistic. The
assessment should be reviewed if there is a significant change in the occupancy, work
activity, the materials used or stored, when building work is proposed or when it is no longer
thought to be valid.

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

To maintain a safe working environment, all substances, compounds and materials used in
the workplace must be identified.

MSDS give details of:

 contents of substances

 physical and chemical properties of substances

 health hazards information

 first aid procedures

 precautions for use

 safe handling and storage procedures.

This data must be readily available for user reference.

Summary

If you notice any hazards in the workplace, you must report them to your supervisor and/or
safety committee. However, a Hazard Report Form should be filled out if action is not taken.

You should always remember that hazards in an aircraft environment can become an FOD
danger and cause severe damage to aircraft.

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Using the fire extinguisher

There are basic steps in operating a fire extinguisher. Training is the best way of learning, as
some differ from others.

Using a Foam Extinguisher



Summary of fire extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are in all buildings within Australia and are there for emergencies only.
They should never be tampered with and should always be checked for serviceability. Only
fight a fire if it is safe to do so. If the situation is assessed as too dangerous to fight the fire,
ensure everyone is clear and wait for fire fighters to arrive. Your safety, and your co-workers
safety is of primary importance. Although fires can cause extreme damage and extensive
costs to repair or rebuild, a life can never be replaced.

It is important to familiarise yourself with the location and type of fire extinguishers in your
workplace and check regularly to ensure they are serviceable. It is also necessary to
undertake regular training in order to maintain currency on fire extinguishers.



Topic 7.1.5: Emergency Equipment
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Summary

Topic 7.1.5: Emergency Equipment
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Although preventable, accidents continue to happen at work. Therefore training in
emergency procedures is essential for all workers.

Emergency procedures are put in place for your protection. Learning what to do in an
emergency will help to protect you, your fellow workers, the plant and the surrounding
environment.

Become familiar with your workplace emergency procedures and evacuation plans and who
is in your chain of command.

Evacuation

An evacuation happens because there is a dangerous situation in the workplace.

What do you hear if you need to evacuate?

Evacuation steps



1. Shut down your machine or stop what you are doing.

2. Go straight to your department assembly point. Do NOT go to your locker.

3. Your warden will count everybody. Do everything that the warden tells you to.

4. Walk, DO NOT RUN, to the section assembly point outside the building.

5. Your warden will count everybody again. Stay at the assembly point until your
warden tells you what to do.



IMPORTANT

In an evacuation, the warden is the person in charge.

Do everything he/she tells you!

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