London City Airport (LCY) and Alcumus Info Exchange, a software-led risk management solutions provider, have won an operational excellence award in recognition of the airport’s ‘Permit to Work’ scheme and the contribution of technology to improving risk management in the transport sector. The award was given by independent research firm Verdantix.

The Permit to Work scheme has enabled LCY to have a clear image of the work that is taking place on site at any given moment and enabled the airport to assess and understand the potential implications on day-to-day operations, customer experience in conjunction with existing assets and infrastructure. More than 2,200 people work around the clock at the London hub.

The airport is currently undergoing a £500m development programme with eight aircraft stands, a new taxiway and brand-new passenger terminal all in the works. Normal operations will continue at the airport while the work is ongoing and the implementation of Alcumus Info Exchange’s software will provide LCY with an exact overview of which contractors are on site, where they are and will be working, the type of work taking place, how long the projects will take and the risks that are associated with the tasks and the areas that they are in.

Commenting on the partnership Caroline Maltby, Interface and Process Manager at London City Airport said: “This enabled us to work across a range of our teams and display the information they need in order to keep all our staff, contractors and stakeholders safe while on site.”

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