Health and Safety
The highest standards for occupational health and safety are a prerequisite for the delivery of consistent top-quality services and our long-term business success.
REDUCING HEALTH AND SAFETY RISKS
Our global standards for Quality, Health, Safety, and Environmental Management are aligned with international industry standards (e.g., ICAO, IGOM, ISAGO and ISO 9001:2015). They set a framework for improving quality and providing services in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner, which meet and exceed the expectations of our customers and other stakeholders. To ensure compliance with those standards throughout the Swissport network, we have implemented an integrated management system at all our locations worldwide.
Swissport has a dedicated team of experts who focus on “Quality, Health, Safety and Environment“ (QHSE). Our staff receive extensive safety training regarding their specific work area. We promote a thorough understanding of their responsibilities and encourage them to stop unsafe tasks whenever necessary to prevent incidents. Standard training programs offered at all Swissport locations include security, health, safety and environmental aspects.
TARGETS FOR GREATER SAFETY
our zero-accident target
We are working closely with our industry colleagues and regulators to develop ground handling regulation that will further increase standards. Even with the most rigorous regulations and regular safety training, not all accidents can be prevented. However, we will continue to work relentlessly towards our zero-accident target. By addressing any deviations from our agreed-upon standard procedures, we aim to detect safety risks at their source, which allows us to implement remedies before incidents or accidents occur. By the end of 2023, we aim to reduce our lost-time injury and damage rates frequency rates by a further 10 percent.
The human factor is incredibly important in the aviation environment, regardless of function. It is all about keeping the team, the clients and the passengers safe.