thegregster
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No High Viz

Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:01 am

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.
 
Jan Mogren
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RE: No High Viz

Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:19 am

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

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MANTEC
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RE: No High Viz

Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:20 am

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.
 
TIMC
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RE: No High Viz

Thu Jun 09, 2005 7:12 am

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...
 
LeonB1985
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RE: No High Viz

Thu Jun 09, 2005 7:41 am

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.
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HAL
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RE: No High Viz

Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:20 pm

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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oldeuropean
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RE: No High Viz

Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:27 pm

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

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Starlionblue
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RE: No High Viz

Thu Jun 09, 2005 7:17 pm

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:







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