Airport Safety Week
29 September 2014
Safety and awareness in airports across Australasia will be promoted as Australia and New Zealand's participate in the inaugural Airport Safety Week between 29 September and 3 October 2014.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said Airport Safety Week would offer airport employees and contractors a series of events and activities to reinforce the importance of safety at airports.
“Activities in the Airport Safety Week programme aim to enhance safety cultures through innovative thinking with regards to airport safety hazards,” Mr Truss said.
“Airports are busy and demanding workplaces where staff are engaged in a broad range of occupations and bring various backgrounds to contribute to the successful and safe operation of the aviation industry.
“Air Safety Week will focus on developing and maintaining a safe work environment for all workers.”
Mr Truss said Airport Safety Week was the first of its kind for the aviation industry.
“This initiative is a collaboration between the Australian Airports Association, New Zealand Airports Association and the Australian Airport Safety Forum,” he said.
“Awards will be presented during Airport Safety Week to recognise employees and contractors who have made significant contributions in supporting health and safety practices in airport environments.”
Airports can register their interest at www.airports.asn.au/safetyweek