Airports have a lot of workplace hazards that are unique to the aviation industry and now there’s a nationwide program to highlight and discuss those issues.
“Safety has always been a top priority for Canada’s airports. This week, our airport authorities are making sure their employees are up-to-speed on the many risks and challenges they face working in the airport environment,” said Daniel-Robert Gooch, president of the Canadian Airports Council (CAC). “This teamwork among our airports to reinforce safe workplace practices demonstrates our industry’s commitment to the safety of all passengers and employees. It’s a very worthwhile initiative and one that we would like to see expanded to even more airports next year.”
There are 24 airports taking part in the week, which runs until Aug. 30. Staff at all those airports will be getting presentations on airside vehicle operations, foreign object debris (FOD) and general safety themes for the fast-paced environment of the airport.
Thousands of airport workers are taking part in the week, which was spearheaded by Greater Toronto Airports Authority.