Professional Certificate Course
Delivery: Available on demand
Duration: 5 days

All airports must “manage” the risks associated with an aircraft turnaround and ensure that safety is never compromised. Statistically however, the apron can be the most dangerous place at an airport where unusual types of specialized equipment and people with different priorities gather to perform their work, often under significant pressure from time and space constraints. This course emphasizes how a well-managed apron not only reduces accidents but also improves efficiency and the quality of customer service.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Gain the knowledge to understand the critical importance of apron safety management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory requirements, roles and responsibilities for apron management
  • Apply the best practices and procedures for apron management
  • Perform proper audit and maintenance of apron management
  • Describe the documentation, records and training required

Target Audience

  • Airport Operations Directors, Managers, Officers and Staff
  • Airport Safety Managers, Officers and Staff
  • Airline and Ground Handling Management

Course Content

  • Implementing effective safety management systems on the apron
  • Apron Physical Characteristics
  • Apron inspections and record keeping
  • Driver and Vehicle Permit Scheme
  • Wildlife Hazard Management
  • Auditing Apron Users and Equipment Checks
  • Accident and Incident investigation
  • Aircraft Turnaround Plan
  • Auditing and inspecting apron users
  • Environment
  • Implementing Airport Collaborative Decision Making
  • Making: Ramp Safety and Efficiency
  • Managing Apron Works
  • Apron Safety Committee
  • Apron Management Audit Forms
  • Service Partner Audits
  • Understanding the role of the Handling Agent

Additional Information

  • Available as a three-day workshop

Upcoming sessions

Dates Location Member / WBP Price Non-Member Price
TBD TBD US$1,575 US$2,275