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Basic Airside Safety:

An Overview:

Basic airside safety refers to the fundamental principles, procedures, and measures put in place at an airport to ensure the safe movement and operations of aircraft, vehicles, equipment, and personnel on the airside, which includes runways, taxiways, aprons, and other areas beyond the airport terminal. This encompasses a wide range of safety protocols and practices designed to prevent accidents, incidents, and unauthorized access in the airside environment.

Short Course Modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Airside Safety

1.1 Understanding Airside Operations

1.2 Importance of Airside Safety

1.3 Regulatory Framework in Airside Safety

1.4 Key Stakeholders in Airside Safety

Module 2: Runway Safety

2.1 Runway Incursion Prevention

2.2 Runway Excursion Mitigation

2.3 Runway Markings and Lighting

2.4 Wildlife Hazard Management

Module 3: Taxiway and Apron Safety

3.1 Safe Aircraft Movement on Taxiways

3.2 Apron Operations and Safety

3.3 Aircraft Marshaling and Ground Crew Safety

3.4 Apron Layout and Design Considerations

Module 4: Ground Handling Safety

4.1 Ground Handling Procedures

4.2 Aircraft Loading and Unloading Safety

4.3 Handling Hazardous Materials

4.4 Ground Support Equipment Safety

Module 5: Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Management

5.1 Introduction to FOD and Its Risks

5.2 FOD Prevention and Detection

5.3 FOD Reporting and Removal

5.4 FOD Control Measures and Best Practices

Module 6: Airside Signage and Markings

6.1 Role of Signage and Markings in Airside Safety

6.2 Runway and Taxiway Signage

6.3 Apron and Gate Markings

6.4 Mandatory Instruction Signs

Module 7: Emergency Response on the Airside

7.1 Preparing for Airside Emergencies

7.2 Aircraft Firefighting and Rescue Procedures

7.3 Coordination with Airport Emergency Services

7.4 Evacuation and First Aid on the Airside

Module 8: Safety Management Systems (SMS) in Airside Operations

8.1 Implementing SMS for Airside Safety

8.2 Safety Reporting and Reporting Culture

8.3 Safety Risk Assessment and Mitigation

8.4 Continuous Improvement in Airside Safety

Module 9: Wildlife Hazard Management

9.1 Understanding Wildlife Hazards at Airports

9.2 Bird Strike Prevention and Control

9.3 Wildlife Hazard Reporting and Monitoring

9.4 Ecosystem Management and Conservation

Module 10: Safety Audits and Inspections

10.1 Conducting Airside Safety Audits

10.2 Runway and Taxiway Inspections

10.3 Apron and Gate Safety Checks

10.4 Corrective Actions and Compliance