Kelowna International Airport (YLW), joined 29 airports across Canada to participate in Canadian Airports Safety Week.
The airport-led initiative promotes healthy and safe work practices among airport employees.
This week, all airport staff will have the opportunity to take part in safety-themed activities and events throughout the week.
“Working at the airport isn’t something we take lightly,” airport director Sam Samaddar said. “Every team member makes it his or her priority to ensure the airport remains safe, secure and operational. We value our employees and it’s important that they return home safely at the end of every shift.”
About Canadian Airports Safety Week
Twenty-nine airports are actively taking part this year, which is being led by the Canadian Airports Council (CAC). Each day of the week has a different safety focus.
Day 1 – Monday, June 17: Security Safety
Day 2 – Tuesday, June 18: Airside Safety
Day 3 – Wednesday, June 19: Hazard Reporting and Environmental Safety
Day 4 – Thursday, June 20: Worker Safety
Day 5 – Friday, June 21: Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Free Friday
Airports Safety Week was first launched in 2015 by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, with 24 participating airports.