Fuel Systems Confined Space Training Term Paper

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The cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, Self-Aid Buddy Care and the Fire Extinguisher training are mandatory to all fuel systems personnel. Initial and annual recertification is conducted during squadron block training. Each personnel must possess a current CPR card.

All personnel are trained to use and care for all protective equipment in the work center.

And they are trained to recognize potential hazardous symptoms while working in confined spaces and to immediately evaluate the confined space as directed by the attendant.

Maintenance Requirements

Before the start of fuel systems maintenance, the shift supervisor insures that the applicable aircraft checklist is accomplished, the required fuel systems equipment are inspected and maintained in serviceable condition, emergency communications established by radio or emergency phones, and the Fire Department of Job Control Department notified of fuel systems maintenance.

Before entering the fuel systems repair area, all non-fuel systems personnel shall check in and get briefed by the fuel systems shift supervisor on the dangers of open tank maintenance. They shall read and sign the fuel systems safety log sheet; remove all watches, rings, lighters, and all spark-producing items, including Goretex clothing.

No other maintenance activity will b conducted in the fuel systems repair area during initial purging operations, bottom draining, depudding and inerting.

A minimum of 2 150-lb Halon fire extinguishers are required for a fuel systems repair area.

Only approved equipment are allowed in the area, such as canvas bags, fiber board, boxes or metal tools. Boxes with rubber rollers will be used to transport tools within the area.

Only authorized explosion-proof lighting materials can be used inside the open fuel tank. Examples are XP65 explosion-proof drop light, Sceon fiber optic lighting system, and explosion-proof flashlights.

Maintenance stands with static discharger plates are accepted if they are made of copper, zinc, or are zinc-coated plates. They are to be bonded to the aircraft, except if they are fuel systems vacuum bowsers, which will then be bonded and grounded (Swift 2000)

No electrical power will be applied to the aircraft during open tank maintenance.

All fuel systems operations will be suspended before lightning strikes within 5 miles of the repair site during bad weather. All fuel systems maintenance are to stop at 30 knots or greater.

Bibliography

Baird, R.L. (1996). Fire protection and health program. Air Force Occupational and Environmental Safety. 58 pages. Retrieved January 31, 2007 at http://www.epublishing.af.mil/pubfiles/af/91/afi91-301/afi91-301.pdf

Breed, P. (1998). Respiratory protection program. Air Force Occupational Safety and Health 48-138. Aerospace Medicine. 37 pages. Retrieved January 31, 2007 at http://152.229.169.35/pubs/info_asp?shorttitle=30SWI48-103

Millar, J. Donald. (1986). Preventing occupational fatalities in confined spaces.

NIOSH Publications 80-110. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 9 pages. Retrieved January 31, 2007 at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/86110v2.html

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (2007). Safety and health regulations for construction. U.S. Department of Labor. 6 pages. Retrieved January 31, 2007 at http://152.229.169.35/pubfiles/af/ic/afi11-2c-130vc_pc1.pdf

5. Spears, G.F. (2002). Confined spaces program. Andres Air Force Base Instruction

91-206. 8 pages. Retrieved January 31, 2007 at http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/pubfiles/af/91/afoshstd91-25/afoshstd91-25.pdf

Swift, B. (2000). Air force instruction 11-2c-130. vol 3 Flying Operations. 48 pages. Retrieved January 31, 2007 at http://152.229.169.35/pubfiles/af/ic/afi11-2c-130v3_pc1/afi11-2c-130v3_pc1.pdf

US Sir Force. (2006). Inspection and repair of aircraft integral tanks and fuel cells. T.O. 1-1-3. Secretary of the Air Force. 182 pages. Retrieved January 31, 2007 at http://www.robins.af.mil/shred/media/document/AFD-070108-243.pdf

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Bibliography

Baird, R.L. (1996). Fire protection and health program. Air Force Occupational and Environmental Safety. 58 pages. Retrieved January 31, 2007 at http://www.epublishing.af.mil/pubfiles/af/91/afi91-301/afi91-301.pdf

Breed, P. (1998). Respiratory protection program. Air Force Occupational Safety and Health 48-138. Aerospace Medicine. 37 pages. Retrieved January 31, 2007 at http://152.229.169.35/pubs/info_asp?shorttitle=30SWI48-103

Millar, J. Donald. (1986). Preventing occupational fatalities in confined spaces.

NIOSH Publications 80-110. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 9 pages. Retrieved January 31, 2007 at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/86110v2.html

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