NAOSH 2023: Day 3

Emergency Planning and Preparedness

At Toronto Pearson, thousands of people may be working or traveling through our buildings and terminals at any given time, making emergency planning and preparedness critical to keeping our airport, passengers and employees safe from harm. To understand the steps we can take to plan, organize and equip ourselves to be ready for an emergency, complete the Facility Control Measures and Evacuation Plan course or the Active Assailant course

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Toronto Pearson is equipped with an Airport Lightning Warning System (LWS) which provides alerts to the operational community when lightning strikes approach the airfield. When lightning is detected within an eight-kilometre alert zone, Airport Operations Control sends a notification to the airport operational community noting the presence of convective weather and to be alert to the likely activation of the strobe system. When the system goes into alert mode, strobes located on the terminal buildings and the rooflines of associated airport buildings visible from the apron will flash. 
In an active thunderstorm, the strobes are then active for 10 minutes in between strikes. Once there has not been a strike within 10 minutes, the strobes then turn off indicating there is no active storm within eight kilometres. Operations are then back to normal. Note: When the strobes activate, all airfield staff must follow their company procedures for lighting activity and established Occupational Health and Safety protocols. 
Airside Security: Non-Passenger Screening of Vehicles
With Non-Passenger Screening of Vehicles (NPS-V), all vehicle operators accessing the Critical Area are required to have their RAIC or temporary pass, AVOP checked, and the RAICs or temporary passes of all vehicle occupants verified by an access control guard which is the GTAA’s responsibility.
RAIC holder escorts
If you are a RAIC holder escorting a temporary pass holder, you are required to present the temporary pass holders for screening when entering the Critical Area (even if the green arow is shown).