Airport Safety and Security, and Occupational Health and Safety Management
Management of aerodrome security and safety; safety and occupational health
AOT has placed utmost importance in ensuring safety both on the airside and landside for it is cognizant of safety forming a crucial element in the complex aerodrome operation.
AOT has therefore laid down measures and taken offensive operational approach for the purpose. The task of ensuring maximum safety is undertaken by means of innovation development, embracing new technology, human resource development both for AOT personnel and contractors' employees, and increasing safety awareness among airport users and operation staff.
Implementation of aerodrome safety standard
AOT's aerodrome safety complies with rules and regulations of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The two regulatory agencies conduct regular audits and appraise AOT operations under specific frameworks.
AOT's six airports obtained Public Aerodrome Certification and underwent ICAO's audits including the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (USOAP) and Universal Security Audit Program (USAP).
In order to bring about tangible result from the safety agenda, a safety management committee, chaired by the AOT President, was set up to formulate policy, supervise and advise on safety practice in line with established standards. The committee was also tasked of dealing with issues affecting safety and those which cannot be resolved in the aerodrome operation's level.
AOT has published aerodrome manuals for AOT airports based on ICAO standards and were certified by CAAT. In addition, Safety Management System (SMS) and manuals came up for use as reference to regulate and follow up risk factors through four components -- Safety Policy, Safety Risk Management, Safety Assurance and Safety Promotion.