Italian airports receive biosecurity certification

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Rome’s two main airports, managed by ADR (Aeroporti di Roma), are the first in the world to obtain Biosafety Trust certification, issued by certification body Rina Services. The certification relates to the airports’ correct implementation of systems for preventing infection from biological agents.

ADR states that certification was obtained following an investigation by Rina, which examined the groups’ management systems and protocols for containing the spread of pathogens that could be transmitted within the airport, from the least dangerous viruses to the most harmful, such as Ebola and Anthrax.

The assessment involved inspectors studying all documentation on the operating procedures and protocols at Fiumicino and Ciampino airports. They then checked compliance with the international reference standards on which the certification scheme is based (ISO 31000 – risk management and ISO 22301 – business continuity). Lastly, they verified, through on-site inspections, the correct application of these procedures.

“Allowing the resumption of safe air transport is essential for our country’s revival. We strongly believe that giving passengers and operators a tangible sign of the commitment and attention dedicated to minimizing health risks is essential in order to regain their trust,” said Rina Service CEO Paolo Moretti.

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