Aircraft Ramp Safety and Ramp Human Factors Initial Training – 2 Days


The importance of Ground Staff receiving Human Factors training is increasingly being understood and in some cases, being required as part of the effective management of competency within the ramp environment. From September 2017 ISAGO accreditation requires ramp staff to undergo such training.

Ramp accidents cost major airlines worldwide at least US$10 billion a year, the data indicates. These accidents affect airport operations, result in personnel injuries, and damage aircraft, facilities and ground-support equipment.

The Training is designed to raise awareness of all organisational elements of Ramp Safety and to consider the various challenges which face us both directly and indirectly.

The delegate will understand the exposure created by Human Factor considerations and will receive familiarization regarding best practice safety procedures on the ramp in order to create safety awareness.

The primary goal of Aircraft Ramp Safety and Ramp Human Factors Training is to create an positive environment which will help to lower turnaround and Layover.

In addition to ensure effective management on a continuous basis together with the development of effective ways by which mitigations may be developed to lower the existing exposure.

Who is the Course for?

All personnel with duties and/or responsibilities in the Airport Ramp Environment, Airline Ops Staff, Quality Assurance Staff. Also of Interest to persons working in companies with associated Ramp responsibilities for example Catering & Cleaning Companies

Benefits of Attending this Training

Undertaking this course meets and exceeds the content of ISAGO Table 1.2–Safety Training Specifications in addition the following benefits should be evident following successful completion of this training course :

a) Understand the human factors exposures which can impact ground operations;

b) To develop a self-awareness regarding HF exposures in the work place;

c) Ability to connect into your organisations process & procedures and to be willing to recommend changes which can reduce human error;

d) To understand the importance of Communication and Team Behaviour;

e) Increase efficiency by decreasing operational disruptions;

f) To effectively manage processes to impact human factors behaviour in a positive way.

g) Reduction of issues related to damage of Ground Handling Equipment’s

h) Develop a Safe attitude and behaviour related to Ramp Operations

Why Should I choose SAS for the training?

Sofema Aviation Services a Regulatory training and consulting company with 45 years commercial aviation experience and 10 years operational experience. Since we started we have provided certificates to approx 15,000 delegates we have grown for 2 primary reasons!

The first is that we are professional and we listen to our customers. Please visit our download area as an example of how we engage with our customer .

The second is not only the fact that our prices are far more cost effective than our competitors it is that our discount program leaves all the others way behind – please do not take our word for it check it out! SAS Discount Program

What Makes SAS Aircraft Ramp Safety and Ramp Human Factors Training Initial Training – 2 Days different?

Because our courses are written by people who have lived and worked and Audited Airport Ramp Environments and who are familiar with the exposures, challenges and opportunities to develop effective working practices.

At Sofema Aviation Services our focus is on accepting that compliance with EASA Regulations and other Industry led compliance requirement’s is in fact minimum compliance.

We specialise in Interpreting the regulations in a way which enables the development and optimization of our business. Our goal is to help our clients seek opportunities to drive efficiency and cost saving.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– Abbreviations
– General Introduction – Aircraft Ramp Safety
– Safety on the Ramp 1
– Motivation and Attitude
– Human behaviour and introduction to the “Dirty Dozen”
– Situational Awareness and Ramp Dangers
– Тhe Top 12 HF Precursors
– Management Pressure and Stress on the Ramp – Consider Cause and Effect
– Dealing with Time Pressure
– The danger of psychoactive substances (drugs and alcohol)
– Considering issues related to Fatigue on the RAMP
– Ramp Ergonomics and Effective Precautions
– Delivery effective Teamworking processes
– Introduction to marshalling equipment, gloves, wands etc
– Aircraft Hazard Areas & Stopping Distances
– Technical inspection of equipment
– F.O.D. check, aircraft arrival Inspection
– Marshalling techniques, risk assessment and local procedures
– Actions in the event of an Emergency
– Connection of ground power unit to the aircraft
– Effective Communication on the Ramp
– Safety on the Ramp 2
– Aircraft Marshalling & Technical Marshalling Signals

Target Groups

All employees with operational duties on the ramp, supervisors managers and quality audit staff.


The Training is suitable for new starters but in general assumes some basic understanding of the correct behaviour on the Ramp.

Learning Objectives

The training is designed to raise awareness of the dangers existing on the Ramp together with appropriate behaviour to manage this behaviour in the best way possible.

After successful completion of the course, trainees will know the basic safety-rules and procedures for working on the Ramp and for general aircraft handling.


2 day – The training will commence at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email or Call +359 28210806

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