LMP737 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 4891 posts, RR: 21 Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3605 times:
This is directed to my fellow techs out there, Do any of you get a little obsessive compulsive when it comes to certain things work related? For me it's engine oil caps. It's not uncommon for me to check the oil caps a couple times in a night to make sure they are on. In my "normal" day to day life I'm not this way at all.
Guess it comes from seeing guys get burned on things like that. In aircraft maintenance it seems to be the simple stuff that gets you into trouble.
P.S. Do any of you pilots out there get a bit OCD about certain things?
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31821 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3542 times:
Safety nets in Aviation are excellent in preventing errors.
I use the policies in daily life too.
Its important to check minimum but be confident of it.
Oil caps after checking,mentally tune yourself to place your hand on the closed cap.If you are distracted during that time,it serves as a physical confirmation along with visual one that the cap was closed.
A10WARTHOG From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3489 times:
Whenever I close latched panel/access door or anything held on by 1/4 turn fastener I hit the panel around the latches and fasteners to make sure they are secured. Known a couple guys get in trouble for access doors departing in flight.
Thebatman From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 904 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3174 times:
It may sound silly, but I get a little OCD about safety wire. Not only that it's done properly, but I also make sure that it looks beautiful. It drives me crazy when guys leave something safetied, and it looks just terrible!
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