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Airside Thorough Examinations

Airside Airport Equipment is the first company in the UK to offer full safety examinations for ground side equipment.

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Thorough Examinations

Fork Lifts and hoists have long been subject to LOLER inspections but we identified the need for greater safety levels on other ground side equipment, particularly anything passenger handling.

In consultation with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) we have established clear, definitive procedures and consistent standards that will eliminate poorly maintained equipment that could lead to expensive aircraft damage.

Maintaining GSE to a high standard, within operational procedures, minimises equipment downtime and results in a marked reduction in aircraft delays.

Currently all GSE is required to pass a ‘Report of Thorough Examination’. This examination is required as soon as the equipment is one year old – and may be needed once, twice or even four times a year, depending on the equipment and its use.

However not every inspection is a ‘thorough exam’ and it’s important to know the difference. Inspection is part of any routine service and maintenance – the emphasis is more on function.

If your inspection does not conform you could be breaking the Law and invalidating any insurance.

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Upon completion of a Thorough Examination our examiners will provide documentation that everything has been carried according to the strict standards demanded by the law. The documentation includes the following:

A report in accordance with LOLER
A checklist showing what has been checked and any comments made
A certificate to keep with the equipment
A sticker placed on the equipment that shows the due date for the next thorough examination
Airside Airport Equipment have been supplying TAG Farnborough Airport with ground handling equipment for over 10 years. The airport is very happy with the services provided in particular for the bespoke equipment which is required for a leading business aviation airport. We would have no hesitation in recommending Airside Airport Equipment to provide your ground handling equipment.
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Bob Cook
Ground Handling Equipment Manager, TAG Farnborough Airport

If you need confidence that your examinations meet and exceed current legislation contact us now.