Airside Vehicle Safety in Airports
Airports are extremely busy places with a wide range of operating airside vehicles that are constantly on the move which require best safety practices. Multiple companies within an airport employ thousands of people and thousands more people travel through each day. Keeping everyone safe whilst working to a tight schedule is a complex task yet is of paramount importance.
Brigade’s range of safety systems meet a host of Health and Safety and legislative requirements. Designed to assist the airside driver, workers, and vulnerable road users, they can eliminate blind spots, prevent costly vehicle damage and, more importantly, save lives.
Servicing, maintaining, and supporting aircraft operations requires working efficiently in all weathers to ensure a fast aircraft turnround and meet tight airline schedules. The possibility of being struck by airside vehicles on the airport apron is one of the occupational hazards that face apron workers. Many airside vehicle safety incidents occur during aircraft turnround when a vehicle is reversing or during aircraft pushback, during which an operator’s field of vision is limited. Many airside workers wear ear-defenders meaning that approaching vehicles may not be heard whilst darkness or low-light conditions and poor weather also contribute to airside vehicle-related incidents at airports.