Profession airside safety manager

Airside safety managers are responsible for documenting, reporting procedures and advising airport information systems of permanent changes to airport information. They are responsible for advising the civil aviation authorities of any significant changes to aerodrome information that may occur.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Investigative


  • Common aviation safety regulations

    The body of legislation and regulations that apply to the field of civil aviation at regional, national, European and International levels. Understand that regulations aimed at protecting citizens at all times in civil aviation; ensure that operators, citizens, and organisations comply with these rules.


  • Apply airport standards and regulations

    Know and apply the accepted standards and regulations for European airports. Apply knowledge to enforce airport rules, regulations, and the Airport Safety Plan.

  • Undertake inspections

    Undertake safety inspections in areas of concern to identify and report potential hazards or security breaches; take measures to maximise safety standards.

  • Implement the airside safety auditing system

    Implement airside safety auditing system for operational departments.

  • Conduct regular aviation research

    Conduct research on a regular basis in order to stay up-to-date with aviation safety standards and procedures. Investigate new technologies and materials that may improve the efficiency of service delivery.

  • Ensure adherence to aerodrome procedures

    Ensure that aerodrome procedures are conducted in accordance with all requirements.

  • Conduct airport safety inspections

    Conduct airport inspections to achieve maximum safety; inspect airport facilities, ensure equipment is used and maintained appropriately, and ensure staff members work in the safest possible way.

  • Identify airport safety hazards

    Spot threats related to security at the airport and apply procedures to counteract them in a quick, safe, and efficient way.

  • Investigate aircraft accidents

    Thoroughly investigate aircraft accidents, collisions, crashes or other serious aviation incidents.

  • Approve the design of aircraft parking areas

    Approve the design of aircraft parking areas.

  • Supervise airside performance

    Measure and supervise airside performance in accordance with safety and compliance KPI's.

  • Work in an aviation team

    Work confidently in a group in general aviation services, in which each individual operates in their own area of responsibility to reach a common goal, such as a good customer interaction, air safety, and aircraft maintenance.

  • Ensure annual safety inspections

    Ensure that an annual safety inspection takes place; submit inspection report to CAA.

  • Comply with specifications of aerodrome manual

    Follow standards and specific prescriptions from the aerodrome manual.

  • Address potential aerodrome hazards

    Address potential aerodrome hazards such as foreign objects, debris, and wildlife interference.

Optional knowledge and skills

time management negotiate health and safety issues with third parties

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