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FAASTeam Notice
Type: Airworthiness
Notice Date: Friday, February 3, 2012
Notice Number: NOTC3508
Maintenance Safety Tip
This notice expired on
Saturday, March 31, 2012

FAASTeam  Maintenance Safety Tip
February 2012

Bring Your A-Game -- Every Time
Your toolbox is locked…you have finished all your paperwork…you are headed out the door…ready for the weekend!  But wait…the phone rings, or your boss catches you in the parking lot.  One of your “always bad timing” customers is inbound with what sounds like a simple maintenance problem.  Ever been there?  Of course you have.  Probably more times than you like to think about.
You have a choice to make.  The job sounds simple and you want to finish it up quickly so you can get on with your weekend.  You need to give 100% right now, just like you did this morning when you were fresh and ready to conquer the day.  Unfortunately, all too often we accept these jobs when we are far from 100% -- both physically and mentally.  Let’s face it, you are already dreaming of sitting around the campfire or wetting that fishing line in your favorite lake.  The family is packed and waiting for you to get home.  You want to beat the crowds and get the best campsite…but now that’s all changed.
Stop, step back, take a deep breath and take inventory of the situation.  You have to bring your A-game when you meet that inbound aircraft.  All your experience, expertise and training won’t be enough if your mind is somewhere else.  The last job of the day deserves -- no demands -- the same level of focus you brought to the first job this morning.