ATSB supports Airport Safety Week

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has joined the aviation industry in supporting Airport Safety Week between 16-20 October.

Caroline Wilkie CEO Australian Aiports Association and ATSB Chief Commissioner Greg Hood, supporting Airport Safety Week

Airport Safety Week, a collaboration between the Australian Airports Association (AAA) and the NZ Airports Association (NZ Airports), is a safety campaign specifically tailored to engage employees and contractors working on an aerodrome.

A number of activities are being held at aerodromes throughout the week to encourage staff to think about safety, including the national Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Work Day, which raises awareness of the appropriate use and maintenance of PPE in the aviation workplace.

Aerodrome operators are also encouraged to invite all staff to participate in a Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Walk, where they will be given the opportunity to walk a section of the aerodrome to scan for FOD and raise awareness of this vital part of airport safety.

ATSB Chief Commissioner, Greg Hood, who attended this year’s launch at Parliament House, said Airport Safety Week is about encouraging everyone who works in the airport environment to be vigilant of safety at all times.

“This annual safety campaign is also a great opportunity to show the travelling public that the global aviation industry always puts safety at the forefront,” said Mr Hood.

“The theme of this year’s Airport Safety Week – ‘one airport, one team’ – reinforces that, as we are all working together, every day, to keep you safe when you fly.”

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Last update 18 October 2017