Under the slogan “Save tomorrow with safety today”, airports across the UK, including Cardiff (pictured) are participating in a series of events this week (13-17 May) to mark the Airport Operators Association’s (AOA’s) Health and Safety week.

Supported by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and aviation services provider, Leidos, the aim of the week is to promote safety improvement and development through experience and learning. Participating airports and their partners will organise events and activities around three themes: working at height, a safe airside environment and personal protective equipment (PPE).

“The week is all about improving awareness, shining a light on the health & safety activities and educating colleagues and local communities about how airports maintain a safe environment. This will ensure we continue to provide the safest possible experience for staff and passengers alike,” said Karen Dee, Chief Executive of the AOA.

She was joined by Jon Round, Head of aerospace, aerodromes and air traffic management at the UK CAA, who added: “Aviation remains one of the safest sectors, but by fostering a culture of safety awareness and continuous improvement, we can ensure the wellbeing of passengers, staff and the entire aviation community. Airport Health and Safety Week always serves as a crucial reminder of the importance of maintaining rigorous safety standards at our airports and we’re pleased to be supporting the week and the various events taking place at UK airports.”

Airports participating in AOA’s Health and Safety Week include: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff, Cornwall Airport Newquay, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Guernsey, Heathrow, Jersey, London City, London Southend, Manchester, Redhill Aerodrome, Teesside, Warton Aerodrome, Bournemouth, Bristol, City of Derry, East Midlands, Farnborough, George Best Belfast, Glasgow Prestwick, Hawarden, HIAL, Isle of Man, Leeds Bradford, London Biggin Hill, London Luton, London Stansted, Newcastle, Southampton and Norwich. In addition to Leidos, other airport partners signed up to support the week include bp, Baines Simmons, ICTS, Cohesive Group and UK  Power Networks Services.

Image: Cardiff Airport is participating in the AOA’s Health and Safety Week 2024.

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