A Guideline for Aerospace Platform Fiber Optic Training and Awareness Education
|Publication Date:||1 September 2010|
This document establishes training guidelines applicable to fiber optic safety training, technical training and fiber awareness for individuals involved in the manufacturing, installation, support, integration and testing of fiber optic systems. Applicable personnel include:
Third Party Maintenance Agencies
Whilst it is vital for individuals involved in the preparation, assembly, installation, testing and day-to-day support and supervision of fiber optic installations to receive effective safety and technical training, all other personnel employed in, or entering a fiber optic environment also have considerable responsibilities to ensure the maintained integrity of the fiber optic installation achievable through awareness training.
This document establishes guidelines applicable to fiber optic safety training, technical training and fiber awareness for individuals involved in the manufacturing, installation, and support of fiber optic systems.
This document is not intended to impose specific training requirements on individual employers or organizations. Rather, it is intended to provide core competencies to enable implementation of effective fiber optic training programs. It is not perceived that this document will create or impose conflict with other organizations or existing training plans. Where there is difference between this document and the vehicle specification or contract, the specific vehicle specification or contract shall take precedence. Where the design is such that the methods herein cannot be implemented, users will submit relevant information or modifications to existing methods to the specified sponsor of this document for review.
The training guidelines contained within this document are intended for, but not limited to, managers, technicians, logisticians, trainers, instructors, third party maintenance agencies, quality assurance and procurement.
A "Fiber Optic Awareness" certification should also be required for all personnel employed in a fiber optic environment but NOT directly employed on fiber optic installations. This certification should attest to the successful completion of the detailed requirements at a qualified training facility/at place of employment.
This information should not be seen as a "one-off" information briefing provided during induction training but more of an annual awareness program where personnel are reminded of their responsibilities with respect to working in the vicinity of fiber optic installations. In addition, individuals should also be made aware of any new fiber optic issues within the workplace.