Airport takes part in national safety week

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is again participating in the annual Airport Safety week in conjunction with the national body Airport’s Operators Association (AOA) and supported by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Across the week, the airport has organised events for staff and companies operating across the airport to demonstrate and highlight its approach to safety and the importance placed on safety across the industry.

The activities taking place include practical training exercises with onsite vehicles and equipment, first aid simulations and a full demonstration of a runway debris inspection which are undertaken regularly by the airport’s operation team.

The week will also see the launch of new safety videos across the site on manual handling and the recently invested new monitoring system for all airside vehicles to ensure they don’t stray into complex zones around the runways or other restricted areas ensuring safety on the airfield.

Rob Cooke, Operations Director, Doncaster Sheffield Airport said 

“As Chair of the AOA Ops and Safety Committee, I am delighted that Doncaster-Sheffield and Durham Tees Valley Airports are participating fully in the AOA Safety Week. An initiative that has really captured the imagination of the industry after its inaugural event in 2016 and helps to reinforce our commitment to ensuring safety always remains at the heart of everything we do.

Safety of our customers, staff and anyone operating on the airport is of upmost importance to all of us at the airport and we work continually to achieve our targets and set a standard across the industry”

Roger Koukkoullis, AOA Operations and Safety Director, said:

“Airports live and breathe safety every day. Through working collaboratively with all stakeholders across the whole airport, UK safety standards are amongst the best in the world.

“AOA UK Airports Safety Week promotes learning both between airports and across different functions. One important aspect that will be brought out by the activities organised by airports is that continuous safe delivery of multiple activities is influenced by many individuals and teams at airports, in control towers, on board aircraft and in the offices.”

“With record passenger numbers passing through UK airports, the AOA UK Airports Safety Week is an opportunity to demonstrate how the sector is not only working for the safety of passengers and staff today but also developing for the future.”

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