Sepang – Airport safety measures continue to meet global standards as validated by the British Standards Institution (BSI) recently. BSI has certified our airport safety measures with the latest ISO45001:2018 and this serves as a further testament to the heightened emphasis Malaysia Airports has placed on passenger and airport community safety since the onset of COVID-19.
Group chief executive officer (CEO) of Malaysia Airports, Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh commented that this new ISO45001:2018 certification is not only an achievement for Malaysia Airports, but also for the country as a whole as we continue to play our role as the main gateway, connecting passengers locally as well as globally. “It is very important for our airport operations safety measures to be validated as meeting the global standards. We are continuously improving facilities and service levels at the airports so validation through an extensive audit of our processes and systems is needed to ensure that we are on the right track to deliver on our promise of hosting joyful connections within a safe travelling environment.”
An improvement from the previous certification, the ISO45001:2018 certification is outcome oriented and ensures that effectiveness of airport operations safety measures is audited based on actual on-ground practices, on top of having full documentation for these SOPs. The certification is also more holistic, with feedback obtained through extensive engagement with the management and employees. Prior to the ISO45001:2018, Malaysia Airports was certified with the OHSAS 18001.
“Because the certification is outcome-oriented, adhering to the standards set by the certification ensures that we not only eliminate or minimise risks but also identify opportunities for improvements. As a result, passengers will have the added assurance that the effectiveness of airport safety measures have gone through the most rigorous analysis and observation. Other advantages to us include reduction in occupational accidents and costly disruption to our operations. Above all, the system will help uphold the safety and improve the overall wellbeing of everyone at our network of airports,” Dato’ Mohd Shukrie further added.