LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize safety
precautions to follow when handling aircraft
The safety precautions you should follow when
dealing with aircraft systems, and their maintenance are
outlined in various publications. The repetition of
safety precautions in the manuals makes sure they are
widely distributed and read. A few of the safety
precautions applicable to the aircraft discussed in this
chapter are listed below.
Do not open or close the bomb bay doors when
personnel or equipment are in the vicinity of the bomb
bay. Also, do not enter the bomb bay until the door
safety pin is installed.
Beware of APU noise. It can cause permanent
ear damage to the unprotected ear. Wear ear protection
devices when working in the vicinity of an operating
Provide adequate interphone communications
between personnel inside and outside the aircraft to
ensure safety between personnel and to compensate for
the size of the aircraft.
Before you apply external power to the aircraft,
make sure that personnel are not performing
maintenance on electrical or electronic systems.
Make sure that personnel working with or near
high voltage are familiar with modern methods of
Observe the aircraft external danger areas shown
in the particular loading manual.
Be extremely careful near breakaway suspension
bands. They can release with enough force to cause