Hamad International Airport (HIA) launched their safety week campaign, which is being conducted around the airport premises until Thursday, 17 January. The HIA Safety Week 2019 is in line with aviation and airfield safety, and aims to raise awareness on aviation safety standards and ensure best industry practices among HIA staff and stakeholders.
As part of Qatar Airways Group initiative, HIA, with participation from other Qatar Airways Group stakeholders and agencies, will conduct multiple training sessions on the various risks and dangers at the airfield to help refresh and enhance understanding and knowledge of airport safety and security protocols. The activity will focus on advancing safety and security development, and individual improvement through experience and learning, to foster commitment and support of management towards safety for the wider QR Group community.
The topics that will be discussed during the Safety Week intend to upgrade the general safety culture at the airport by creating an atmosphere for data sharing and learning in the realm of safety hazards. Hundreds of participants will be encouraged to consider their own well-being and their obligation in providing a safe environment for all airport users.
HIA Chief Operating Officer Engineer Badr Mohammed Al Meer, said they place high priority on guidelines and on safety and security regulations of their daily operations.
It is our responsibility to provide a safe environment for all airport users. This helps us ensure the well-being of travellers and the welfare of our staff and stakeholders. It is through initiatives like Safety Week that HIA can guarantee enhanced airport safety and security and ensure passenger satisfaction.’
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President – Group Safety and Security, Ashish Jain, said that the core objective of the initiative is to emphasise the importance of safety and security within the airport and within the Qatar Airways group.
We aim for each staff member to place safety and security as their number one priority in their day-to-day work environment.’
As the State of Qatar is ranked one of the world’s top countries in civil aviation safety, according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) 2017 Security Audit Report, HIA strives to further advance safety and security through best in class training. In addition to annual campaigns, the airport continues to invest in latest cutting-edge technologies to improve passenger experience, while complying with global safety and security standards.
For updates and more information about Hamad International Airport, visit their website at dohahamadairport.com.