• Ari Ketola

GSE Operations eLearning course to Increase Apron Safety

This online training course gives an overview of the safety requirements for operating Ground Service Equipment (GSE) while servicing aircraft.


Participants will learn how to verify the safety and serviceability of GSE and how to operate GSE around aircraft. The essential learning objective is how to prevent costly damage to equipment and aircraft on the ground.

Course references

The course content fully complies with the guidelines of IATA Airport Handling Manual (AHM) 2021, AHM 1110 (RMP 14) Edition 41 and IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) 2021, Edition 9.


Course content

  • Introduction

  • Safety considerations

  • Overview of Equipment Types

  • Pre-operational checks

  • Aircraft Approach and Removal

  • Aircraft Servicing Points

  • Connecting and Disconnecting from Aircraft

  • Operating Procedures

  • Safety Precautions and Reporting

  • Course summary

  • Final test

This course is designed for

  • Airline personnel

  • Ramp Handling personnel

  • Baggage Handling personnel

  • Transport personnel

  • Lavatory and Water service staff

  • Cargo personnel

  • Catering personnel

  • Postal and express parcel handling personnel

Course duration

Time required to study this course is 1 hour.


eCertificate awarded

Upon successful completion of the final test, a participant will be awarded with an eCertificate.

This online course is available in English and Finnish and we are fully prepared to provide other language versions according to our client's needs.


When you want to get more information

If you would like to know more about our courses, please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.


Just send an email to us at: pertti.mero@airportcollege.com


Best regards, Pertti