The following examples illustrate how companies within the air transport industry have tackled real issues concerning health and safety.
The risk of an explosion was identified in this aviation fuel mini-bowser and appropriate action was taken to reduce the risk.
This case study is provided by Aviance on health assistance for employees. The company offers immediate access to assessment and treatment for musculoskeletal injuries supported by physiotherapists.
This case study provides an example of good practice to reduce the manual handling risks when manually removing hydrant pot lids when refuelling planes in the aircraft industry.
This case study is provided by Virgin Atlantic on aircraft maintenance steps. The company identified that a number of accidents happened when using maintenance steps. By working with a manufacturer they have greatly improved the design and safety features.
This case study is provided by Servisair on improved manual handling training for baggage handlers and the benefits that this has brought to the company.
This case study is provided by Liverpool John Lennon Airport who adapted a motorised electric tug to assist in moving aircraft steps.
This case study is provided by Air Canada on aircraft turnround. Significant reductions in the number of accidents during turnround have been made as a result of implementing this plan.
This case study describes what improvements were made to reduce the forces required to unravel fuel hoses.