Glasgow Airport puts health and safety in the frame
25 April 2013
Glasgow Airport is putting health and safety firmly in the frame with the launch of a new initiative which will highlight the importance of maintaining a safe working environment.
As part of its Safety First campaign, Glasgow Airport’s assurance team has produced a DVD which demonstrates the very real risks of ignoring potential hazards. The DVD will be rolled out to the 4,500 people who currently work on the airport campus and will encourage staff to challenge or report anything they believe to be unsafe.
The Safety First campaign is the latest in a long line of initiatives undertaken by the airport which has received a host of awards for its excellent health and safety performance. In 2012, it received a Healthy Working Lives Gold Award, an International Safety Award, and a Gold award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
Gillies Crichton, head of assurance at Glasgow Airport, said: “The health and safety of our customers and staff has always been our number one priority and whilst we are extremely proud of our track record in safety, it is important we do not rest on our laurels. We have a well framed and well managed health and safety policy which has improved performance levels across the business and our Safety First campaign will help us to build on this.
“We want everyone who visits or works at the airport to be safe. Not only will our DVD promote good working practices, it will hopefully embed a safety culture whereby every member of staff has the confidence to take preventative action and reduce the risk of accidents.”
George Adam MSP for Paisley added: “Glasgow Airport continues to be a beacon for best practice. I think most people in Renfrewshire are aware of the way those employed by the airport go about their business, in the most professional way. This new safety campaign continues the good work that has won the airport so many safety awards over the years.”