Due to the very busy environment of air sides, safety risks are always present. Safety risks can range from operating GSE to malfunctioning of GSE equipment. In order to ensure ground handler safety, it is important to follow the tips listed below.
EQUIPMENT POSITION SAFETY
A great way to minimize equipment incidents is to invest in INFORM’s GroundStar flagship software. This software helps ground handlers locate the position of both motorized and non-motorized equipment on an electronic airport map. What’s great about investing in this type of software is that warnings and alerts are sent when equipment is being operated over the speed limit or entering a prohibited area.
This software comes in handy at all airports, but especially larger ones. The immediate transparency of the equipment aids in knowing if the GSE is close to where it needs to be and if it is suitable for the assigned task.
With access control, as well of monitoring operative equipment, software like INFORM’s help implement incident prevention.
CARGO HANDLING SAFETY
Safety issues are present within the cargo loading area. Trying to move a 50-pound suitcase just by simply twisting the body can cause severe injury. For this reason, it is utterly important to have a mobile belt loader with a roller conveyor extender. By using such equipment, stress on the human body is released, leading to less injuries causes by heavy cargo.
Mobile belt loaders are also great for preventing scratches and damage to the aircraft from luggage.
AIRCRAFT MOVEMENT SAFETY
Another way to ensure ground handler safety is to use automated movement of aircrafts. Automated movement is preventing human error, which in the past has led to severe safety threats. By using automated movement, operators no longer need to stand near the aircrafts nosegear.