Essay about Tool Control

1015 WordsMar 25, 20135 Pages
It is a matter of fact tool control affects safety. Leaving a tool in an aircraft or engine is not just an inconvenience, it is a safety risk.Tool Control provides numerous benefits the most important of which is safety. The primary objective of the tool control program is to improve flight safety by eliminating aircraft accidents, incidents, and associated equipment damage caused by lost or misplaced tools. Secondary objectives include the reduction of expenditures for additional out fitting and replacement of missing, defective, or pilfered tools; the reduction of man hours for maintenance task completion; and a general improvement in the quality of aviation maintenance. ATAF is all tools accounted for. During a job an…show more content…
This involves making a designated space for each individual tool. It should be made in such a way as to precisely identify if a tool is missing. If the space is not filled by that tool then again you do not have all your tools accounted for. We use toolboxes with designated spaces for all our tools much like tool shadowing to determine if we have all our tools accounted for. Etching of our tools is the means of permenantly identifying where each tools specific location is. This provides a way to quickly identify who a tool belongs to when it is found. To mark our tools we etch them with the box number and specific tool number inside that box. Marking tools serves two purposes. First of all, it ensures that if a tool is found it is returned to the owner. Second, it helps assure compliance with missing tool reporting. Third it identifies exactly what specific tool is missing out of a box. It makes everyone become more vigilant in reporting missing tools vs. just going to the closest toolbox for a replacement. What do I do if I am missing a tool? In all reality I am going to go tell my Corporal or one of the Sergeants but according to the manual I do it this way. First I alert maintainance control of the missing tool, let my desk sergeant know of my missing tool, which in turn he will come help me look in the immediate area for my tool, In
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