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Glasgow Airport to take part in UK-wide industry safety week

A series of safety-themed staff training sessions and demonstrations will take place across Glasgow Airport next week as part of a UK-wide industry focus on safety.

The calendar of events, ranging from rescue demonstrations to behind-the-scene tours, has been arranged as part of the inaugural Airport Operator Association’s (AOA) UK Airports Safety Week and is supported by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Glasgow Airport has held its own annual staff safety week in the terminal for a number of years, but this is the first time the entire UK-wide airport operator industry has come together to promote staff and passenger well-being in the airport environment.

In a move away from the traditional format of hosting the safety week in a designated area, Glasgow Airport 5000-strong workforce will this year be able to visit and participate in more than 25 events across many parts of the campus next Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 4pm.

Key events will include:

  • An airside operations tower and airfield tour
  • A Glasgow Airport Fire Service water rescue demonstration
  • Defibrillator demonstrations by the airport’s Duty Safety Team
  • Talk and tours of the airport’s control centre and integrated crisis room
  • Winter operation demonstrations
  • Driver training confidence sessions
  • NATS air traffic control safety management sessions

Fiona Smith, head of airside at Glasgow Airport, said: “The safety of both our passengers and staff continues to be our first priority here at Glasgow Airport.

“We have a first-class safety culture across the campus, which has been shaped over the years by our collaborative approach to ensuring the well-being of everyone who works here or travels through the airport.

“This year’s staff event calendar is our most ambitious, interesting and inclusive programme to date and clearly underlines our commitment to continually improve on safety at Glasgow Airport.”

Click here to download a leaflet with the full calendar of events

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