WELCOME

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE AAGSC

AAGSC members touring the Christchurch Airport EOC during the August 2016 meeting.

Members put the below date in your calendar and please e-mail Catherine Catherine.giles@airnz.co.nz with any agenda items you wish to put forward for this meeting and beyond. We look forward to your attendance and contributions to making our environment a safer place through sharing safety.

The AAGSC meeting scheduled for the 8th of August 2017 has been cancelled. We aim to hold a meeting in November 2017.

 

2016 Safety Award - Call for Nominations

It is that time again calling for safety nominations. Australasian Aviation Ground Safety Council (AAGSC) work collectively to improve ground safety, if your teams have had a safety initiative with a strong focus of reducing harm please see the link below and register a nomination.

Purpose of Award:
There are many people and companies that make some outstanding contributions to improvements in Ground Safety and the AAGSC would like to recognize this and show these contributions to the industry so that all can learn from these initiatives. This award recognizes outstanding contribution and significant improvement in ramp safety through innovation and implementation of new methods, practices or policies.

The Nomination should address the following criteria:
1. Nominee or group’s outstanding or significant contribution to the aviation ramp safety environment.
2. The specific ways the nominee’s contribution to safety was made beyond the responsibilities of the normal position requirements.
3. Estimated effect on ramp safety directly or indirectly attributed to nominee’s contribution to the aviation ramp environment.
4. How have these contributions affected others (working in the same environment) toward the attainment of higher safety objectives?

Nominations are to be submitted by:
Deadline: 30th September 2016
Submit to: AAGSC Executive Catherine Giles (Air New Zealand)
email: Catherine.giles@airnz.co.nz

Click here to download a Nomination form

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2014 Safety Award Winner - Air New Zealand Amenities Team Auckland International Airport, New Zealand

Most of us have the experience of travelling on aeroplanes and are impressed by the cleanliness and orderliness of the cabin; this is the result of the hard work from behind the scene by the dedicated cabin cleaners.

Aircraft cabin cleaning is a unique type of cleaning work characterised by a high concentration of physical activities with both time and space restrictions. This high risk activity for cleaners can result in musculoskeletal injuries. Of the injuries sustained by our cleaners, data clearly showed manual handling of blankets was a significant hazard.

Blanket management on board the aircraft involves collecting used blankets and distributing clean blankets – both of which requires manual handling, sometimes up to 350 blankets per aircraft and there could be 15-18 aircraft turns per shift.

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Interactive Ground Safety Toolkit has been released!

The AAGSC has just released an Interactive Ground Safety toolkit DVD to provide a Safety Information Overview for the ground support industry. This DVD is now available for purchase.

 

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