Birmingham Airport gets health accreditation - The Solihull Observer

Birmingham Airport gets health accreditation

Solihull Editorial 28th Apr, 2021   0

AS BIRMINGHAM Airport prepares to welcome back customers, it has achieved the Airport Health Accreditation for its commitment to health and hygiene.

The award recognises industry best practise in relation to health and hygiene measures put in place as a response to Covid-19.

Areas including cleaning, disinfection, physical distancing, staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications and passenger facilities are all evaluated for the accreditation.

Airports Council International (ACI) said that after reviewing the evidence presented through its evaluation process, Birmingham Airport’s measures aligned with industry best practise and it has shown that it is providing a safe airport experience for all travellers.

Nick Barton, Birmingham Airport’s chief executive, said: “Airports globally have had to respond to the many pressures that Covid-19 has presented over the last year, and we have prioritised health and safety within our operation for all users of the airport.

“Through monitoring and continuous improvement, our commitment to safety is at the heart of our restart plans.

“By constantly reviewing every aspect of the operation, including processes and procedures, infrastructure, employee wellbeing and safety culture, we can ensure that we continue to operate as a Covid-secure environment and are well prepared for the recovery, when it comes.

“We hope that this accreditation goes some way to reassure customers that they will have a safe and stress free journey the next time they fly through Birmingham, and we look forward to welcoming customers, partners and colleagues back in the coming weeks.”

In addition to the various safety measures, free and rapid Lateral Flow tests are offered to all on-site employees, and Covid-19 testing is also available for travellers, offering both PCR and Lateral Flow tests within the South Terminal.


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