Runway safety is critical to aviation safety and most importantly at airports, airports, and aerodromes. Runway safety is in place to reduce the risk of damage to aircraft, and ground support equipment and provide a safe workspace for ground crews.
At materialshandling.com.au we provide a wide range of Safety products for airports to increase safety and efficiency on inclines and runways. This equipment is suitable for alerting airline and airport ground crews of hazards, controlling runway traffic, completing daily airport operations, and marking designated routes.
The marshaling wand is designed to direct the movement of aircraft under power but can also be used to signal or direct traffic, crowd control, emergency services, and marshaling vehicle control. materialshandling.com.au marshaling wand is also durable and designed to withstand the rigors of ramp environments.
It is available in a variety of designs and colors for remote viewing both during the day and at night. materialshandling.com.au stock the MW-370-R marshaling wand, orange marshaling bat, triangular marshaling wand, and more.
Products for aircraft safety
Prevents unintentional movement of the aircraft, even in conditions of brake failure or inclement weather, by placing the aircraft wheels close to the wheels. It is fail-safe and prevents dangerous and costly attacks and collisions from occurring on grades. For this reason, aircraft wheel chocks must be proportional to the size and weight of the aircraft and the configuration of the landing gear. materialshandling.com.au has provided small wheel chocks, medium wheel chocks, large wheel chocks, and other wheel chocks to suit a wide range of aircraft.
The download pin and bypass pin also offer a fail-safe system. This system overrides the main aircraft controls from being operated from the cockpit with the risk of real injury to personnel and/or damage to the aircraft. This pin must be removed before the aircraft departs from an incline. To ensure this happens, this pin is marked with a ‘Delete Before Flight’ flag. Ball-lock pins, also known as quick-release pins, can be used to quickly connect and lock aircraft components as well as ground support equipment components.
Airport Sign Products
Airport markings, such as airfield low-profile barriers, blue taxiway delineators, 750mm reflective safety cones, and wingtip markers, primarily indicate where aircraft can and cannot go, as well as delineate areas such as taxiways from deployment and runway thresholds.
Airport signs should be visible from a distance and tend to be reflective rather than illuminated to reduce the effects of light ‘noise’ (i.e. the blinding effect of the myriad of lights and signals exposed by the aircrew during an airplane taxi). LED airport lighting is also available.
High Visibility Equipment
materialshandling.com.au range of high-visibility clothing, such as reflective belts and reflective armbands, keeps airport and airline ground crew safe by ensuring they are visible at all times when working near moving vehicles and in low-light conditions.
Frequently Ignored In-flight Safety Equipment Items
Safety is important. Therefore, every time we fly we are always demonstrated by the cabin crew how to save ourselves. Everything is so that we can be safe even if the plane is disturbed. There are various kinds of disturbances on the plane. Starting from technical, and human error, to terrorism. Is there anything on the plane that we need to know, as well as the tools we need to use to save ourselves?
Seat Belt – This belt protects your body in case of shock. This seat belt itself is divided into two types: specifically for children and adults. We must wear seat belts when the light used to signal the use of seat belts is on. You have to make sure you can fasten and remove your seat belt. Because if there is an emergency you will not worry about having trouble opening or attaching the belt.
Oxygen Mask – The air pressure in the aircraft cabin is different from the usual room pressure. The aircraft has a system that will regulate the air pressure in it to no more than a predetermined limit. Every airline provides oxygen masks. This oxygen mask will automatically come out if the air pressure inside the aircraft is more than a predetermined limit.
If that happens, all you have to do is pull the oxygen mask off and put it on right away. Remember, you have to be able to put it on in less than fifteen seconds, otherwise, you could pass out.
Life Vest – A life vest is usually placed under a chair or seat. Watch the cabin crew explain how to put on the life jacket. But the most important thing is that you have to check whether the life jacket is there. When the plane is submerged in water, the lights will automatically turn on. That means you have to prepare a life jacket that has been prepared. But do not inflate the life jacket in the aircraft cabin because it will make it difficult to evacuate. Inflate the buoy when approaching the emergency exit.
Safety Information Card – This card is an aviation safety tutorial. With this card, you will more easily understand the safety demonstration demonstrated by the cabin crew. This card will remind you of the demo that has been demonstrated. It is in the seat pocket in front of you.
Pathways, Evacuation Doors, and Safety Rafts – Every aircraft has an emergency exit and safety raft. The cabin crew will also explain to you the direction of the emergency exit and the location of the safety raft. You will be directed to the evacuation route. All you need to do is calculate the exact distance between the seats and the emergency exit. Count how many benches you have to pass because in an emergency it might be dark. If the plane is emitting smoke, all you have to do is look down on the floor of the plane and follow the lights on the floor to get to the emergency exit. For your information, the plane’s emergency exit is very heavy. The best way to open it is by leaning your body against the emergency door so that the door is easier to open with the push of your hands and body.