Ramp Safety Award

Eliminating ground damage, accident risks and striving for the highest possible safety standards is a guiding principle of all aviation stakeholders. This award will celebrate the ground handling team or employee who have used their initiative and worked proactively to deliver a tangible safety gain at their station. Entries could reference activity in relation to reducing the risk of coronavirus spread such as heightened cleaning regimes. Judges will also want to see tangible evidence of the entrant’s impact on reducing injuries or ground damage as well as clear commitment to taking safety from a compliance based activity to a core business value.

Entry Questions

The judging panel will use the information supplied to assess the quality of entry. It is in your interest to supply as much relevant information as possible in order to assist the judging process.

You can nominate yourself or a colleague for this category.

1. Describe how the entrant has proactively addressed a safety issue at the station? Please describe the nature of the hazard and how the entrant’s work has delivered a tangible safety benefit. Please supply metrics in the form of reductions in ground damage, lost time accident/ incident rates, recordable injuries, near misses or other in-house safety metrics. (400 words max)

2. How has the entrant engaged and inspired colleagues to support their safety activity? Employee citations can be submitted as part of your supplementary entry information. (300 words max)

Shortlist announced 26 October

2019 Winner

Mutungi Amos Muhoozi, National Aviation Services

Amos, a driver at NAS Uganda swooped into action when he spotted a fire within the landing gear of an MD11 transporting currency for the Bank of Uganda.
Amos raised the alarm then rushed to the scene brandishing two fire extinguishers. He battled the flames single handedly and saved an estimated $2.48 billion in equipment and cash, plus the priceless wellbeing of 14 aviation colleagues.