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Rolling Stock and Severe Weather RIP's
Can all members please review the draft Rolling Stock RIP in the DRAFT section of the mebers website and provide comment to cbarber@qantas.com.au by COB Friday 26th November 2010. It's important you provide review, provide comment and that I receive any suggested changes. Thanks Chris Barber

RIP24 - Circle of Safety
Ground damage to aircraft and potential injury to personnel presents a significant safety risk and commercial impact to carriers throughout the world. This Recommended Industry Practice (RIP) has been developed to highlight potential hazards to both people, aircraft & equipment all operating within close proximity during the ground handling of commercial aircraft. Updated April 2012

RIP22 Working around Aircraft Refuelling
Updated RIP featuring additional information or positioning of refuelling vehicles. Updated February 2012

RIP22 - Working Around Aircraft Refuelling
Updated RIP featuring addition information on the positioning of refuelling vehicles - Updated February 2012

RIP21 - FOD Removal Equipment
As part of an airport’s FOD prevention regime, it is important to ensure FOD removal equipment meets a performance standard. The AAGSC recommends adhering to the basic guidelines contained in the ICAO Airport Services Manual Part 2. However, as the ICAO document makes no reference to such commodities as plastic and rags, they have been added to the AAGSC document. Likewise, in recognition of known practices at some locations, allowance has also been made for soft drink cans to be included in the test. Next Review Date - November 2004

RIP20 - Foreign Object Debris Management
Damage to aircraft and equipment caused by foreign object debris is not only a serious threat to safety, but continues to cost the airlines millions of dollars annually in direct losses resulting from aircraft and equipment out of service and disruption of schedules. Updated - December 2012

RIP19 - Opening & Closing Aircraft Doors
Incorrect door opening and closing procedures endanger the safety of aircraft personnel and have the potential to incur substantial aircraft damage and commercial costs. The AAGSC has surveyed the aircraft door opening and closing procedures of most of the major Australasian airlines and has found significant variation in these standards. This RIP has been developed to highlight potential health and safety issues and recommends a generic approach to door opening and closing. Next Review Date - November 2004

RIP18 - Wearing of Seatbelts airside
The AAGSC recognises the importance of ensuring that all personnel operating vehicles on the apron and other airside areas, wear an appropriate seatbelt in accordance with the local government regulations. Next Review Date - November 2004

RIP17 - Eye Washes on Aprons
AS/NZS4775 provides guidance on the emergency dousing showers and, where integrated, the eyewash/facewash facilities. It does not include instructions showing where these should be installed or how many to install nor does it deal with access to separate self-contained eyewash facilities. This RIP is designed to provide further guidance to AS/NZS4775 specifically for airports on matters excluded by the AS/NZS4775 document. Next Review Date - July 2013

RIP16 - Visitors to Airside
There have been many incidents at different airports where visitors to the airside have been involved in safety and or security incidents. Despite the common use of this practice, there are no industry standards for approving and briefing of visitors to airside areas. Updated August 2011

RIP15 - Airside Driver Training
All airport operators have a responsibility and obligation to educate and licence airside drivers ensuring that they are completely trained to minimise the likelihood of incidents, near misses, personnel injury, aircraft, vehicle and property damage. Reviewed January 2013

RIP14 - Safe Operation of Aerobridges
Most major airports use passenger aerobridges on their apron areas. These aerobridges allow for the safe and efficient transfer of passengers between the aircraft and the airport terminal. Despite the wide use of aerobridges, there are minimal industry standards for the operation of the aerobridges. Updated 2004

RIP13 - Safety Considerations for Baggage Make-up Areas
There are limited standards or recommended practices available that are specific to the ergonomic design needs for baggage make-up conveyors in airport baggage make-up areas. The IATA Airport Development Reference Manual is the only known reference for this type of material. This Manual provides information on airport terminal development including baggage make up areas. Updated May 10

RIP12 - Alcohol & Drugs
Drugs and alcohol in the workplace are a real and ever present hazard. Not only do they seriously degrade a person’s performance; they also affect a person’s decision-making ability and judgment, both of which are vital in the aviation environment. Given the lack of a specific aviation standard the AAGSC is publishing this Recommended Industry Practice to promote an industry approach to the problem of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. Next Review Date - May 2004

RIP11 - Individual Checked Baggage Weight - Limitations & Handling
There are currently no Australasian aviation standards for individual checked baggage weights. Whilst most Occupational Health and Safety Legislation generally provide guidance (Codes of Practice) on manual handling, this is not specific to the loading and unloading of aircraft. Rationale Most airlines have policies on individual checked baggage weights, however these policies are not uniform in their requirements. Next Review Date - August 2009

RIP10 - Use of Portable Electronic Devices Airside
AAGSC has developed some precautionary procedures in relation to the use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) airside of airports. Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CAO Part 20 – Section 20.9) covers precautions to be taken in aircraft refuelling. The CASA information is Instrument EX29/06 “Exemption – Use of Mobile Phones and other electronic devices when loading fuel. Next Review Date - July 2013

RIP09 - Ground Support Equipment & Rolling Stock
There are limited standards or recommended practices available to help minimise the occurrence of damage to aircraft, equipment, property or injury to personnel caused by ‘runaway’ rolling stock. Rolling stick is defined as equipment such as baggage barrows, pallet trailers, dollies etc. Updated November 2010

RIP08 - Hepatitis & Other Blood Borne Pathogens
The AAGSC is publishing this Recommended Industry Practice so that aviation organisations can have a single reference from which to develop their own policies on protecting their staff from Hepatitis, HIV and other bloodborne pathogens. Next Review Date - May 2004

RIP07 - Passenger Safety on the Apron
There are few standards that provide guidance to airport or aircraft operators on passenger safety on the apron. ICAO, IATA and local regulations have only passing reference to the need for airports and aircraft operators to take care of their passengers on the apron. Terms such as due care are used but little guidance is given on how to exercise this due care. Updated July 2012

RIP06 - Emergency Procedure on Aircraft Parking Aprons
A number of activities involved in an aircraft turnaround present a hazard to staff working on the apron and must therefore be identified and managed. Aircraft refuelling, dangerous goods, loading of baggage / freight, and vehicular traffic around an aircraft all have the potential to be harmful to staff working on the apron. Whilst the likelihood of major apron incidents is rare, the potential for a major emergency is high. Updated April 2006

RIP05 - Safety Considerations for Thunderstorm Conditions
This Recommended Industry Practice (RIP) provides ramp operational safety guidance information during thunderstorm conditions. To promote a consistent approach to thunderstorm safety across the aviation industry the AAGSC has published this RIP.

RIP04 - Safety Considerations for Strong Winds, Inclement Weather & De Icing Conditions
This Recommended Industry Practice (RIP) provides ramp operational safety guidance information during strong wind conditions, inclement weather (severe) and de icing conditions. To promote a consistent approach to strong wind safety precautions across the aviation industry, the AAGSC has published this RIP. Updated November 2010

RIP03 - Aircraft Fuelling Systems Emergency Stop Signage
There is currently no Australian standard, design or wording for signs for airport hydrant system emergency shut down systems. Similarly the participating oil companies do not have a common standard from airport to airport. There is reference in NFPA 407 (2-4.5.7) which we believe to be too brief. Updated November 2003

RIP02 - Emergency Communications Systems on Aircraft Parking Aprons
There are currently no known international aviation standards for emergency communication systems on aircraft parking areas at airports. Given the lack of an industry standard, the AAGSC is promoting this Recommended Industry Practice for emergency communications systems on aircraft parking aprons. Next Review Date - November 2003

RIP01 - High Visibility Clothing
Upload of revised RIP to be posted on the RIP page of the website. This version corrects a reference only. All other content is the same. Updated December 2011.

RIP00 - Process & Master List
The AAGSC develops and approves “Recommended Industry Practices” as part of its commitment to the safe operation of airlines, airports and associated facilities. The purpose of publishing this document is to have a clear statement about the process that the Council goes through when establishing a new Recommended Industry Practice. Next Review Date - August 2003