Christchurch Airport nets safety award

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 Safety Award.

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 Katrina.

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 Andy.

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