Christchurch Airport has won a 2014 Airport Safety Award
for its new health and safety reporting website, visABILITY.
It's the first time the awards have been run as part of
the Australasian Airports Safety Week (29 September - 3 October
2014). Christchurch Airport won the Major Airport - Z, Airport
visABILITY is a new web-based system that allows
Christchurch Airport staff, to report any concerns related to
health and safety instantly.
The Airport's Manager Health and Safety Katrina King says
visABILITY makes reporting on health and safety incidents easier
than ever before.
"It's a website that staff can access from any device -
smart phones included. It means that incidents can be reported 24
hours a day, 7 days a week and that we're alerted to any incidents
the instant they're reported. It's a 21st
century approach to health and safety," says
The website is unique and has attracted interest from
airports and other businesses in New
Zealand and Australia.
The Airport's Chief Operating Officer Andy Lester is rapt
with the award.
"It is fantastic recognition from our peers and a huge pat
on the back for the entire Christchurch Airport team," says