Ini­tia­tives to ob­serve Air­port Safety Week

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

HIGH vis­i­bil­ity shirts will be more no­tice­able than ever at the Whit­sun­day Coast Air­port, where Air­port Safety Week, an Aus­tralasian Air­port In­dus­try ini­tia­tive to pro­mote safety, is cur­rently un­der­way from Septem­ber 29-Oc­to­ber 3.

Whit­sun­day mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney said by tak­ing part in safety week, the Whit­sun­day Coast Air­port was demon­strat­ing to the com­mu­nity and the trav­el­ling pub­lic “our com­mit­ment and de­ter­mi­na­tion to main­tain a safe en­vi­ron­ment for all air­port users”.

Cr Whit­ney said a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties would be con­ducted through­out the week, in- clud­ing an in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal haz­ard in­spec­tion, un­der­taken by all stake­hold­ers at the air­port.

“This in­volves Coun­cil em­ploy­ees, air­line part­ners, ground crew, se­cu­rity staff and café op­er­a­tors iden­ti­fy­ing po­ten­tial haz­ards around the air­port and gives em­ploy­ees the op­por­tu­nity to have in­put on the safety of their work en­vi­ron­ment,” she said.

To­mor­row (Fri­day) will be ‘High Vis­i­bil­ity Day’, with all staff wear­ing Per­sonal Pro­tec­tive Equip­ment (PPE) for the day, while go­ing about their nor­mal roles.

SAFETY FIRST: The Whit­sun­day Coast Air­port is cel­e­brat­ing Air­port Safety Week. Photo by Deb­bie Savy / Tropix Pho­tog­ra­phy.

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