Airports Council International (ACI) World has formed a partnership with Bureau Veritas to provide an audit program to ensure the proper implementation of appropriate health and safety measures.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought airports to a virtual standstill. To support the airport industry recovery, a commitment to the health and welfare of travellers, staff and the public is key.
The Airport Health Measures Audit Programme aims to support airport operators by addressing their specific risks and by reassuring passengers. The on-site audits, conducted by Bureau Veritas, and the associated SafeGuardTM label will enable airports to demonstrate their compliance with a harmonized set of measures, aligned with the recommendations of national and international authorities.
The SafeGuardTM label addresses specific risks to all places where people live and work, providing a continuous reference to travelers along their journey. It means that teams have been effectively trained on hygiene best practices and assures that protective measures are properly set up and implemented in a transparent way.
For this partnership with ACI, Bureau Veritas has developed a dedicated checklist to cover all the processes of an airport, from management to operations which is deployed through an on-site audit. Health, safety and air transport experts all contributed to the creation of this airport-specific checklist.
Airports that successfully complete the process will be able to display the SafeGuardTM label to communicate this achievement to passengers, staff and the public on a dedicated website.