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 a decade of experience in trade publishing, Hazel first joined UKi Media & Events in 2011 as assistant editor before progressing to editor of Business Airport International. After taking 18 months off to bring up her daughter and try her hand at marketing copywriting, she returned to UKi Media & Events in January 2018 to do what she loves best – magazine editing!

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