3.14 Apron Safety

Training Objective:

The crew member will be able to identify apron safety components, the responsibilities for passenger movement on airport aprons and the associated procedures.


Hazards on Apron
Crew Member Responsibilities
Helicopter Operators

3.14A Hazards on Apron

3.14A.1 Identify the hazards associated with airport aprons (e.g. aircraft, ground service vehicles, noise and weather).

3.14A.2 Describe the hazards associated with traffic on the apron including aircraft movement, propellers, jet blast/exhaustion vehicles.

3.14B Crew Member Responsibilities

3.14B.1 Identify the established procedures and requirements for escorting passengers across airport aprons.

3.14B.2 Describe the coordination required between crew members and ground staff to ensure passenger safety (e.g. stairs in place, props are secured and ways to achieve it).

3.14B.3 Identify the responsibilities for opening and closing, locking and unlocking airport terminal doors.

3.14C Helicopter Operations

3.14C.1 List the ramp safety hazards associated with helicopter operations.

3.14C.2 Describe the correct ways to approach a helicopter with and without the rotor engaged.

3.14C.3 Identify communication and coordination procedures between crew and ground staff to ensure passengers are escorted to and from the helicopter.

3.14C.4 Describe when it is safe to board/deplane passengers and who is responsible for this decision, and the how this information is conveyed to crew members.

3.14C.5 Identify Helicopter Operational Regulations differing from fixed wing operations.