Countdown to Airport Safety Week 2021
Safety is always our destination
Monday 18-Friday 22 October 2021
Airport Safety Week is a safety campaign that is specifically tailored to engage with employees and contractors working on an aerodrome.
The campaign is a collaboration between the Australian Airports Association (AAA) and the NZ Airports Association (NZ Airports).
During Airport Safety Week airports will be invited to participate in a number of events and activities that they can coordinate at their airport.
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2021 Daily themes
Airport Safety through a global pandemic
Human factors in aviation safety
Mental Health and Safety
Safety Management Systems (SMS)
Airport Safety Week is a safety campaign that is specifically tailored to engage with employees and contractors working on an aerodrome. The campaign is a collaboration between the Australian Airports Association (AAA) and the NZ Airports Association (NZ Airports).
The campaign aims to enhance and add to the safety conversation by encouraging all staff and contractors working on an aerodrome to consider their obligations to provide a safe environment for all airport users.
Safety topics featured during the campaign aim to enhance the overall safety culture at the airport by creating a forum for information sharing and innovative thinking in the area of airport safety hazards. Participants will be encouraged to consider their own personal safety as well as their obligations to provide a safe environment for all airport users.
By taking part your airport or organisation will be demonstrating to the community and the travelling public your commitment and determination to maintaining a safe environment for all airport users.
The campaign will again use the daily Airport Safety Week eNewsletter as the primary communication tool. The eNewsletter will be sent out to registered individuals each morning throughout Airport Safety Week and provide a brief introduction of the daily theme, along with the key safety messages and accompanying resources. In addition to the daily eNewsletter participating organisations will be provided with a number of toolbox talk/safety meeting resources supporting the daily theme which will assist them to conduct team meetings.
As part of Airport Safety Week a number of cornerstone activities will again be promoted as ways to engage participants, these include the national FOD walk and the wear PPE to work day. These events will provide participating organisations with the opportunity to engage staff from all levels of the organisation to think about how their actions influence and impact on aviation safety.
Airport Safety News
Airport Safety News will be sent throughout Airport Safety Week with key safety considerations for your airport. Airport Safety News will also include the daily Airport Safety Quiz and the chance to win a daily prize.
People at Work (PAW) — A validated psychosocial risk assessment survey
Date: Thursday 21 October
Presenters: Dr Peta Miller, WHS Consultant, Joanne Jeacocke, Psychosocial Inspector, WorkSafe ACT and Jackii Shepherd, Senior Director (a/g), Strategy & Occupational Hygiene, WorkSafe ACT
Webinar topics: This webinar will cover Australia’s only validated psychosocial risk assessment survey, People at Work (PAW). The survey assesses a number of the most common psychosocial hazards and factors and is a part of a five-step process that can be used to identify, assess and control risks to psychological health at work.
De-mystifying Safety Management Systems
Date: Friday 22 October
Presenters: Ash McAlpine, Safety Performance Specialist Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
Webinar topics: A Safety Management System (SMS) can mean different things to different people; these differences in opinion can lead to potential confusion. In this session CASA Safety Performance Specialist Ash McAlpine will explore in detail what an SMS is, what is expected from a regulatory perspective and the pathway to achieving an effective one.