Is Ground Handling the Most Dangerous Occupation There Is?
Ok, so we are not talking front line stuff here, but when it comes to avoidable hazards, seeing ground staff without hearing protection really gets my goat.
I’m sitting on the tarmac at a “London” airport and – for the third time in as many weeks- I have just passed a team of ground crew working near running jet engines without wearing any hearing protection.
The cochlear implant specialist on my right agrees that they are working in 95dB plus. I hasten to add that their shift boss was with them and similarly “naked”.
It’s so easy to be safe!
Frustrated of Clapham