13 MAY 2019

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Article from BTNews 13 MAY 2019

Airport safety in the spotlight

Every aspect of aviation and workplace safety, including wellbeing, is being put under the microscope from today, 13 May, as the Airport Operators Association (AOA) launches its fourth annual UK Airports Safety Week.

Until next Sunday, 19 May, airports will be running events for their staff, employees of companies operating in and around them and the public to demonstrate and promote the recommended approaches.

Events include a Passenger Day at Edinburgh Airport where travellers can hear about security, counterfeit goods, first aid and more, and demonstrations at Manchester Airport on improving mental and physical wellbeing.

Sessions at George Best Belfast City Airport will include emergency first aid demonstrations and talks on dementia awareness, while Leeds Bradford Airport is hosting airside driving workshops.

AOA chief executive Karen Dee said: “Passengers, airport staff, airline crew, ground-handling employees and everyone else working in and around airports are affected by aviation safety and have a role to play to ensure everyone’s safe.

“Our 2019 safety week is an opportunity to bring all this behind-the-scenes work out into the open, and show to airport users, the public and staff the different aspects of safety and safety culture at UK airports.”

www.aoa.org.uk

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