Banyan Air Service: 30 Safety Reminders

Banyan Air Service: 30 Safety Reminders

To keep safety at the forefront of our teammates’ minds, we developed a “Safety message of the day” campaign. Our line service training manager wrote 30 one-sentence, daily email messages that are automatically generated and sent to line service, CSRs, and department managers. These 30 messages re-run each month, and managers discuss the messages daily in departmental huddles to reinforce our safety culture.

  • Always clean up grease, spills, and slick spots in the hangar.
  • Do not step over it. Pick it up.
  • Always wear hearing protection when operating machinery or within 50′ of an operating aircraft.
  • To help avoid back injuries, life with your legs not your back.
  • Where are the SDS located? When was the last time you read them?
  • If the equipment you are using has emergency stops or brakes, test them before starting full operation.
  • To help avoid back injuries, do not twist while lifting.
  • If you do not remember how to do a task, ask for help.
  • Check it out before you lift. If it is too heavy – get help.
  • If our equipment is making unusual noises, stop and have it checked out.
  • To avoid slip and falls, beware of wet floors. Mop up floor and place hazard signs around the area.
  • When do we take chances with our customers or company assets? NEVER.
  • Visually inspect equipment before using. Look for leaking fluids, loose connections and burnt out light bulbs.
  • When climbing in/out of the cab of a truck, always us the steps and the handholds.
  • Keep your work area clear of hazards to avoid injury.
  • If you have to stand in one spot for a period of time, rest one foot on something a few inches higher.
  • Report damaged equipment immediately to your supervisor.
  • If you don’t remember the correct way, ask for assistance.
  • There are no “stupid” questions when it comes to safety.
  • Visually inspect your chemical gloves for tears before using.
  • Remember to use 3 points of contact when using a ladder (two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand).
  • Always inform your supervisor if using Prescription or OTC drugs while on the job.
  • If your safety glasses are scratched, replace them.
  • Remember to follow lockout/tag out procedures when equipment is broken.
  • If there is a chance of flying objects or splashing chemicals – wear proper eye protection.
  • Watch where you step to prevent injuries.
  • Do you know where the nearest fire extinguishers are located in your work area?
  • In case of emergency, you need to know where the closest emergency exits are located.
  • If your job requires eye protection – use it. You only get one set of eyes.

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