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User currently offlineThegregster From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 100 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

I've just watched airline USA and I noticed that none of the ramp agents
are wearing high visibility clothing, I thought high viz gear would be a safety standard across the world.

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User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

In the UK they seem to be riveted on. Can't even get them to take em off for a crew shot!  Silly

/JM



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User currently offlineMANTEC From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 57 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

It should be for sure. I'd be hung, drawn and quartered if I ventured onto the apron at MAN without at least a hi-viz vest. They should be a mandatory item IMO.

User currently offlineTIMC From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

Quoting MANTEC (Reply 2):
It should be for sure. I'd be hung, drawn and quartered if I ventured onto the apron at MAN without at least a hi-viz vest. They should be a mandatory item IMO.

agreed...

on every jetway accross MAN, in the baggage hall, and basically anywhere you can get to the ramp there are signs warning people about PPE and wearing high vis outside...


User currently offlineLeonB1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

I believe at LHR you can be fined £50 if you're not wearing a high visbility vest or jacket whilst out on the ramp.

User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2529 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

As a pilot in the US, I didn't even realize it was a requirement in other countries to wear high-visibility vests until I flew into Canada and found out I would be required to wear one to do my walk-around inspection of the plane.

Yes the ramp is a busy place, and I suppose it wouldn't hurt for the rampers to wear high-vis clothing. But since I haven't heard about a rash of rampers being run over by planes or baggage carts in the US (with by far the busiest aviation industry in the world) I don't know if it is that important either.

I can tell you I felt pretty silly walking around the plane in my neatly pressed uniform, with a borrowed, smelly, greasy yellow vest on top of it.  Wink

HAL



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User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2026 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

Quoting HAL (Reply 5):
I can tell you I felt pretty silly walking around the plane in my neatly pressed uniform, with a borrowed, smelly, greasy yellow vest on top of it. Wink

Buy your own, with 4 stripes.  Big grin

Axel



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16908 posts, RR: 67
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1222 times:

Seems to me this is one of those "better safe than sorry things". Although in the UK they do take it to extremes, it can't hurt.

Also, the UK tends to have a lot of gloomy, cloudy weather compared to most of the US, which makes things harder to see both in the day and in the evening.

For an example of extreme UK high-viz, just look at their police cars:







[Edited 2005-06-09 12:20:46]


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