Airports

Airports

Safety in the Airport Industry

Airports are extremely busy places with a wide range of operating vehicles that are constantly on the move. Multiple compaines within an airport employ thousands of people and thousands more people travel though each day. Keeping everyone safe whilst working to a tight schedule is a complex task yet is of paramount importance.

Aprons are potentially the most perilous of all airport environments: they are congested, noisy, and packed with a diverse fleet of vehicles, all traveling at a variety of speeds and directions.

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 vehicles on the airport apron is one of the occupational hazards that face apron workers. Many 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 vehicle-related incidents.

Which Products Do I Need?

Brigade’s safety solutions are suitable for most commercial vehicles and machines.
To help you select, we have created a series of guides featuring the safety products we recommend for the most common applications.

Problems Within the Airport Industry

  • Collisions due to poor visibility during aircraft turnround or pushback.
  • Collisions with mobile steps or other Ground Support Equipment due to operator blind spots.
  • Accidents involving Service, maintenance, and support vehicles.
  • Collisions due to poor visibility (darkness, rain etc.).
  • Workers and public being struck by terminal vehicles.
  • Ear defenders reducing workers’ ability to clearly hear approaching vehicles.

How Brigade Can Help

  • All-round visibility for safer, faster operation
  • Fewer noise complaints
  • Reduced accidents and fatalities
  • Reduced insurance premiums
  • False claim prevention
  • Reduced vehicle downtime
  • Peace of mind for management and workers
  • Strengthened reputation in the community

Safety Solutions for Bus & Coach

  • Backeye®360 is an intelligent four-camera system designed to eliminate vehicle blind spots and assist low-speed manoeuvrability by providing the driver with a complete 360° view of their machine in a single image.
  • Camera Monitor Systems can help eliminate vehicle blind spots to prevent collisions. Cameras are available to cover the rear, side and front blind spots as well as internal views and to monitor vehicle-specific functions. Multiple camera images can be viewed on a single in-cab monitor.
  • Warning Alarms are vital audible devices to warn pedestrians and workers that a vehicle is manoeuvring. bbs-tek® alarms are the safest and yet quietest on the market due to their instantly locatable and directional sound. Options include smart alarms, which adjust to the ambient noise level and speaking alarms. bbs-tek® warning alarms are patented to Brigade.
  • Ultrasonic Obstacle Detection 2,3 or 4 sensor systems which inform the driver of distance between the vehicle and any obstacles, whether moving or stationary. Increases safety when low-speed manoeuvring, reversing or in the near-side and front blind spots where pedestrians and cyclists can otherwise go undetected.
  • Mobile Digital Recording By simultaneously recording footage from up to eight vehicle-mounted cameras, a digital recorder can provide irrefutable evidence in the case of an incident. The lockable hard drive can store up to 1164 hours of data which can be easily accessed via a PC or uploaded via the 3G network or dedicated WiFi.

Featured Product

bbs-tek® Reversing Alarms

Brigade’s patented bbs-tek® white sound® alarms are the safest reversing alarms in the world due to their instant locatability, directional sound and their environmental impact – bbs-tek® warning alarms do not cause a noise nuisance. Already fitted to a wide range of vehicles and industries worldwide, bbs-tek® has become the reversing alarm of choice. In fact, white sound alarms are now obligatory for suppliers of many large construction projects.