Southampton Airport secures five-star health and safety performance

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Southampton Airport has been awarded a five-star rating from the British Safety Council for its health and safety management systems.

Together with its sister airports at Glasgow and Aberdeen, Southampton Airport underwent a comprehensive, quantified and robust evaluation of its occupational health and safety policies, processes and practices. The audit process included documentation review and 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 60 component elements. Operator AGS Airports Limited has become the first airport group in the UK to achieve five stars by the British Safety Council for all three of its airports.

Neil Garwood, managing director at Southampton Airport, said, “I am delighted with the priority that the airport places on health and safety, and how it has been recognized with the full five stars in our recent British Safety Council audit.

“This supports our Corporate Social Responsibility matrix which highlighted that health and safety is important both to our local community and to employees within the airport. This fantastic audit outcome highlights that our systems for managing risks to our business are some of the best in class.”

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With over a decade of experience as a business and technology journalist working in B2B publishing, Hazel first joined UKi in 2011. After taking 18 months off to bring up her daughter and try her hand at marketing copywriting, she returned in January 2018 to do what she loves best – magazine editing! She is now the editor of UKi's Passenger Terminal World and Parcel and Postal Technology International magazines.

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