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This week, Whitsunday Coast Airport will celebrate Airport Safety Week, an Australasian airportindustry initiative to promote safety, which runs from 29th September to 3rd October.
Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Jenny Whitney said by taking part in the safety weekWhitsunday Coast Airport is demonstrating to the community and the travelling public ourcommitment and determination to maintain a safe environment for all airport users.
“A number of activities will be conducted throughout the week, including an internal and externalhazard inspection undertaken by all stakeholders at the airport,” she said.
“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.
“A Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Walk will also be undertaken on the Wednesday, which involvesall staff going airside and walking a section of the apron to scan for FOD and raise awareness ofairport safety.
“The FOD Walk will focus on the management of rubbish and other alien objects that cause ahazard to safe aircraft operations.
“Friday will be High Visibility Day, with all staff wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) forthe day, while going about their normal roles.
“These activities will enhance the safety culture at Whitsunday Coast Airport, through innovativethinking when it comes to airport specific safety hazards,” she said.
Airport Safety Week is a collaboration between the Australian Airports Association (AAA), NZAirports Association (NZ Airports) and the Australasian Airport Safety Forum (a joint AAA and NZ Airports working group).
Airport Safety Week is the first of its kind for the aviation industry and is supported by theAustralian regulator, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and the New Zealand regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
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