Thorough Examinations

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

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.

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.

If you need confidence that your examinations meet and exceed current legislation talk to us now on 01252 372555.

One of the first companies to sign up for our Though Examination Service Contracts is international ground handler Dnata for its GSE fleet operating in the UK, primarily operating from London Heathrow Airport. Read More here… <>