Airport Safety and Security, and Occupational Health and Safety Management



Airport Management for Safety and Stability

         Realizing that security is a major factor in the service of the airport which is complex and prone to accidents, AOT puts the top priority on the management of safety and security in comply with international standards both inside and outside the airport to strengthen the confidence of service users. This will lead to damage to life and property unless Safety and Stability is rigorously managed. AOT focuses on proactive measures and operational procedures through innovations, seeking for modern technology, promoting AOT personnel and contractors to be experts and creating safety awareness for airport’s customers.


Airport Security Standards


AOT has orientated an operation to be in line with the requirements of the Office of Civil Aviation and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) providing the monitoring and evaluating for the implementation of the framework on a regular basis. The 6 airports have been certified with Public Aerodrome Certification and have been inspected by the state-based programs of ICAO e.g. Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (USOAP), Universal Security Audit Program (USAP).

        Driven an operation for safety is substantial; therefore, AOT has established a safety committee with the director as a chairman who plays a significant role in the policy to supervise an operation to meet the standards and consider the cases that have an effect on security and cannot be solved at airport level.

        AOT has prepared an Airport Operation Manual (Aerodrome Manual) and Safety Management System (SMS) for all airports. These two manuals are provided according to the ICAO standard and they are certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand. This is a tool for monitoring and controlling risk factors. That could pose a safety in flight operations consists of four main components :

1. Safety Policy
2. Safety Risk Management
3. Safety Assurance
4. Safety promotion


Element and operating system based on SMS


Elements    Safety Policy Safety Risk Management Safety

The policies and organizational structures, risk management procedure to promote safety

Identify potential critical situations that could cause accidents or incidents and get the information on risk assessment to determine prevention measures


-  The form check with form guide (SMS)
-  Random check the aviation area
-  Construction check during the airport maintenance
-  A check in the aviation area during activities     



-  Training
-  Campaign
-  Media on Security                                                               



The Implementation of Security Standards

       AOT has completed security solutions which consist of three main activities :

1. Standard-based security state regulations, consistent with international standards of ICAO
2. Training programs and
3. Performance checking covering the safety of passengers,

        airline crews, customers and those working in the area of the airport to prevent them from carrying weapons, explosives or other dangerous objects that can be used in unlawful interference to the civil aviation (Unlawful Interference) e.g. the aircraft seized by unlawful sabotage, etc.

        In addition, AOT also gives priority to cooperation with other agencies both in and outside the country to elevate the information and knowledge exchange that is beneficial to security operation. To practice as such, AOT cooperates with the National Intelligence Agency and the Court action against international terrorism.


Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Management in the workplace


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With a focus on the operation and management of the airports, as in global standard and core value of society and community including health care, safety and ambience in the workplace, AOT prioritizes security, occupational health and good environment for all officers and employees by designating operation with law abiding, risk assessment, protection of health, improvement, accident prevention measures at work and processes revision for the continuity in the corporation progress. Working with various parties, AOT implemented the standards set out in the Act on Safety, Health and Environment at Work 2011, other Safety Law and Technical Safety and Health at Work.


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Objectives and objectives in management and management of occupational safety, health and working environment.

  AOT has set a target for safety, occupational health and working environment for the year 2017 as follows:



KPIs on occupational health and safety  of  2017

group  Expected Outcome Key Performance Indicator

Safety performance indicators   

No deaths from work Number of deaths from work MPs and AOT employees and contractors are zero.
The number of non-accumulative days up to the strike has increased compared to the past. The number of accumulated days increased compared to the past.
Frequency of Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (IFR) Frequency of occupational injury up to the strike (Lost time Injury Frequency Rate: IFR) Decreased from the past year.
Injury severity rate (ISR) has been reduced. Injury severity rate (ISR) has been reduced.

Occupational Health Indicators

No sick patients from work. The number of patients with work-related illnesses is zero.
Define risk checklists by occupational physicians. Separate all sections. There is a risk-based checklist by Occupational Medicine. Split by division All sections within fiscal year 60
The results of industrial hygiene measurements are not legal. The plan is revised and the responsible person is clearly defined Establishment of a revised plan for non-compliance with industrial hygiene monitoring. And assign all responsible.



group  Expected Outcome Key Performance Indicator

Management metrics                               

Head office/HKT/CEI/CNX and HDY Accredited Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS/TIS 18001) Head office/HKT/CEI/CNX Maintaining the status of accreditation, occupational health and safety management system. (OHSAS/TIS 18001)
BKK and DMK Accredited Occupational Health and Safety Management System  (OHSAS/TIS 18001)
Head office/HKT/CNX Received the Outstanding Safety, Occupational Health and Working Environment Award from the Department of Labor Protection and Welfare. Head office/HKT/CEI Received the Outstanding Safety, Occupational Health and Working Environment Award in the fiscal year 2016 (status).
Compliance with applicable safety laws. Legal inconsistencies are set out in the plan, or are monitored at safety committees, and all responsible persons are identified.


Workplace Hazards Statistics

       Injury Frequency Rate (IFR) and Injury Severity Rate (ISR) (In case of stoppage time)

       Frequency (IFR) and severity (ISR) rates of traumatic event injury. It is a measure of success. That indicates the number of employees injured to the stage. (Per million working hours) and the number of days lost due to an accident. (Day / million working hours) respectively. In 2016, one working-day accident (one day off)


Injury Severity Rate (ISR) of employees and employees of AOT employees.

Unit: Day (number of days off)


Frequency of Injury Frequency Rate (IFR) of employees and employees of AOT.

Unit: Percentage (Number of injured workers)


Standard Occupational Health and Safety Management System OHSAS 18001-2007/มอก.18001:2554

      AOT has established Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS 18001) and TIS 18001 for the following purposes:

  • To comply with safety laws. And other relevant laws. In full
  • To assess, reduce and control the risk to an acceptable level. Both routine and non-routine activities, including outsourcing and contractor control, are in line with safety regulations.
  • To manage the occupational health and safety in the same way and in accordance with international standards. This will make AOT's security operations more effective. And continuous development.
  • To enhance AOT's image. By being certified as a management system.
  • This is the international standard.


Ensuring safety in work that will lead to employee morale. This also affects performance.

       Since 2014, AOT Phuket Airport Headquarters and Mae Fah Luang International Airport, Chiang Rai, have been certified by the OHSAS 18001: 2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System and TIS 18001-2554. And in 2015, the President Has announced security policy Occupational health and working environment that will support every business unit to be certified as a management system in accordance with such standards as well. In 2016, Chiang Mai International Airport and Hat Yai Airport. Has already been certified.

       In 2017, AOT will conduct the management of occupational health and safety at Don Mueang Airport. And Suvarnabhumi Airport And the goal is to achieve certification this year as well.


The operational procedures and regulations on occupational health and safety

        AOT has set the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP), the Work Instruction (WI), the rules and regulations. Comply with the laws and requirements of OHSAS 18001: 2007 and TIS 18001-2554. To enable related agencies to implement, covering AOT's operations, as well as contractors.


Safety Check (Audit)


AOT has set up security audits at various levels, with safety audits by safety officers at work. Supervisor level Will be the viewer and security checker in the work of the subordinate and in the area responsible.

        Safety Inspection by Safety Agency Safety Committee Of each airport And reported Monitor the safety committee at least once a month.

        Security audits by central security agencies. (Occupational Safety and Health Division) every six months. Compliance with the OHSAS / TAS 18001 Management System requirements, including inspections of hazardous work areas and areas. To control the work at risk. And assess compliance in accordance with relevant laws and standards.


Safety for contractors

        With the realization that airport management. It is a business that must be cooperated with many agencies. Both internal and external agencies. In order to achieve the goal along the way. On a sustainable and safe basis, Moteh sees the importance of both internal and external security. And AOT contractor has been announced. Safety regulations and guidelines for contractors (to control risky operations). In order for the subcontractor and subcontractor to work in the AOT area to be used as a guideline to carry out the work safety and to comply fully with the law. The key details are: Safety precautions for work at risk of hazards, safety bans and recommendations. Includes reporting and investigation of contractor accidents.


Relevant rules


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