Zero Harm is the name given to Exeter Airport’s programme to develop and promote the airport’s excellent safety record. Under the scheme the airport will ensure that it operates in a safe and secure manner with the constant involvement of all staff ands its airline and airport partners.
Exeter Airport will be one of the first airports in the country to adopt a Zero Harm programme which will meet a set of standards and commitments by 2012. It will commit to a forward thinking safety culture which eliminates any risk to people working at or travelling through the airport.
The Zero Harm programme will involve leading and inspiring, simplifying systems, re-thinking processes, involving everyone and encouraging them to contribute, learning what works well and tracking the improvements.
The airport places huge importance on safety and the mitigation of risk and already works to Best Practice, but over the next three years the aim is to adopt Better Practices so that the airport is a safer place for all members of staff, partners and members of the public.
Launching the programme Jamie Christon, the airport’s Managing Director said: “Zero Harm is a wonderful vehicle for the constant promotion of a safety culture throughout the airport.
“We are one of a few airports to publically promote our continuing commitment to safety and it is the number one priority for our staff, customers and business partners.
“We are proud of our safety standards at Exeter Airport but we are not complaisant and we aim to ensure safety in our industry is discussed, reviewed and continually improved.
“There is a capacity for innovation, creativity and application and people in all areas will be involved, from those who work in our offices to those working alongside aircraft. We will also make safety personal to our staff and they will be encouraged to take the safety culture home.”