NAOSH 2022: Day 4

Safe Movement of People, Planes and Passengers

It’s important that we ensure safe movement throughout our airport. From vehicles and planes to people, we must do our part to reduce safety risks and prevent injuries.

Airside Vehicle Operator’s Permit (AVOP)

AVOPs certify airport employees who can drive airside, which includes driving on our apron, runway and taxiway areas. It’s important that we follow proper driving procedures to keep those around us and ourselves safe. Here are the top five AVOP infractions that occur and can easily be avoided:

  1. Unsafe movement of vehicle
  2. Failure to wear seatbelt
  3. Driving 1-9 km/h above the speed limit
  4. Failure to yield right of way to aircraft or marshalling crew
  5. Failure to use vehicle corridor

For all things AVOP, visit our dedicated web page

Lock then Walk

Unauthorized movement of passengers and employees between security areas has become a serious concern. These incidents could impact and inconvenience our airlines and passengers by causing flight delays. Here’s how you can help prevent incidents from happening:

  1. Swipe your RAIC every time it is required.
  2. Always monitor the door and wait for it to lock behind you to prevent unauthorized entry of passengers or other employees.
  3. Pay attention to the blue “LOCK THEN WALK” stickers and posters at security doors around the airport.
  4. Do your part in promoting a culture of security vigilance and reporting.

Tread Carefully

The main areas of concern in the terminals are injuries that occur on moving devices such as escalators and moving walkways. To prevent injuries, avoid bringing large personal items on the moving devices such as walkers, wheelchairs, and strollers. You should also avoid trying to carry large amounts of baggage or trying to bring baggage carts onto the units. Instead, use one of our elevators.

Slip and Falls

Slips and falls are another common cause for injury. To help prevent this from happening, wear weather appropriate footwear, use crosswalks curbside, and call any indoor spills or outdoor areas that need to be treated (e.g., icy, slippery surfaces, snow removal) into operations.

Test your knowledge on safe movements by completing this short quiz. Those who participate before May 6 at 11:59 pm will be entered to win one this week’s great prizes! Read the full contest rules.

Do you want to learn more about Safe Movement? Join our Airport Safety Officers (ASO), AVOP team and security representatives to stay safe while on the move!

Join them on-site today:

  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am: Terminal 3 in the employee cafeteria
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Terminal 1 outside of the Radio Room, located in the service corridor on Ground Level behind the Comfort Zone

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