Qatar Airways celebrated World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2019, a global event sponsored by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to help mark its centenary, and supported by the airline to underline its commitment to health and safety.

Qatar Airways emphasised the key sections of their Group Occupational Health and Safety and Fire Safety Policy under the theme ‘A safe and healthy future of work’.  The key message was ‘Take 5 for a safe and healthy future’.

In a new internal video launched to support the event, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, said their safety culture is stronger because of full participation from staff.

I am proud of our achievements in improving health and safety standards. As we look forward, we must all continue to choose positive actions, safe behaviours and strive to be safety leaders.’

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President for Group Safety and Security, Ashish Jain, said they consider safety as a number one priority.

We are happy to celebrate this important event with the ILO, one of the most respected global bodies working to ensure safety in the workplace. Our continuous efforts throughout the year to promote safety demonstrates our dedication towards a safe working environment.’

Safety Campaign

In January 2019, Hamad International Airport (HIA) held a week-long safety campaign, a Qatar Airways Group initiative, and conducted multiple training sessions for stakeholders and agencies operating at the airport. The training was attended by over 10,000 staff.

Qatar Airways has a long history of commitment to safety. It was the first airline to complete the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) in 2003, doing so voluntarily and achieving 100% compliance, before the safety programme became mandatory for all IATA member airlines.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via HIA, to more than 160 destinations worldwide.

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