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Daily Themes


Day Theme and Daily Schedule Suggested Airport Activities
15th October:



Promoting a Safety Culture

A positive safety culture can result in improved Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) and organisational performance but a safety culture doesn’t just develop, it takes effort and needs to be modelled from the top.

Tool Box Talk: Mental Health in the workplace, looking out for you and your mates.


+ Promote an Airport Colouring In Competition.

+ Quiz

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16th October:



Aerodrome Reporting Officers

An Aerodrome Operator has a responsibility to ensure that all credible airside safety hazards that could possibly cause harm to people, assets, security or the environment are identified and suitably controlled. An ARO’s role is to conduct an Aerodrome Serviceability Inspection (ASI) and report aerodrome conditional changes.

Tool Box Talk: ARO’S – what they do and why they are important.

Webinar: A Spotlight on Regional Airport Safety


+ Create an opportunity for airport staff to shadow the ARO during a serviceability inspection.

+ Quiz

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18th October:



Foreign Object Debris

Foreign Object Debris (FOD) at airports has the potential to cause damage to aircraft engines and in turn can have a devastating effect on safety. All aerodromes should have active FOD prevention programs and all airside staff should be encouraged to look out for and retrieve any foreign objects before they can become a safety hazard.

Tool Box Talk: Foreign Object Debris



+ Quiz

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17th October:

Safety Management System

An SMS provides a systematic way to identify hazards and control risks while maintaining assurance that these risk controls are effective. As with all management systems, a safety management system provides for goal setting, planning, and measuring performance. A safety management system is woven into the fabric of an organisation and becomes part of the culture.

Tool Box Talk: Safety Management System (SMS).

Webinar: CASA Aerodrome Inspectors –Their roles and responsibilities.


+ Organise for airport staff to visit your Emergency Services Hanger.

+ Self-Assessment – how solid is your SMS?

+ Quiz

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19th October:

Ramp Safety

Ground Operations involves all aspects of aircraft handling at airports as well as aircraft movement around the aerodrome, except when on active runways. The safety challenges of ground operations arise in part, directly from those operations; for example, ensuring that aircraft are not involved in collisions and that the jet efflux from large aircraft does not hazard small ones.

Tool Box Talk: Ramp Safety and Ground Operations – A shared responsibility.

Additional Safety Information: Reporting an incident to ATSB – What do you need to know?


+ Create an opportunity for your staff to observe a live push back.

+ Quiz

+ Announce the winner of your Airport Colouring Competition.

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