Aberdeen International Airport achieves five-star grading in the British Safety Council’s Occupational Health and Safety Audit
Aberdeen Airport has successfully completed a best practice Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by the British Safety Council, demonstrating its commitment towards the continual improvement of health and safety management systems and associated arrangements.
The airport underwent a comprehensive, quantified and robust evaluation of its occupational health and safety policies, processes and practices. The audit process included documentation review, interviews with senior management, employees and other key stakeholders, together with sampling of operational activities.
The audit measured performance against key health and safety management best practice indicators and a detailed review of over sixty component elements. Aberdeen Airport was awarded a five-star rating following the audit which is reflective of a best practice organisation.
Aldrich Blignaut, HSE Manager at Aberdeen International Airport said: “The Safety Management System at Aberdeen International Airport is an important aspect of the day to day running of our operation. An external assessment of our system provides assurance that the processes we have in place function as intended. Achieving the five-star grading is testament to that and I am extremely pleased with this result as it acknowledges the airport team’s commitment to safety.”
David Parr, Policy and Technical Services Director at the British Safety Council, said: “The award of a five-star grading following our occupational best practice Health and Safety Audit is an outstanding achievement and is reflective of a proactive organisation which is committed to continual improvement in its health and safety arrangements and managing risks to workers’ health, safety and welfare.”
“Aberdeen International Airport should be very proud of this achievement.”