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Safety, Security and Emergency Planning

BAC, in partnership with the Federal Government, is committed to security and incident management practices that not only exceed compliance requirements and respond to emerging international threats and challenges, but result in a safe, secure, efficient and quality experience for those who work, visit and travel through Brisbane Airport.

The past year's natural disasters confirmed the capability of BAC's incident and crisis management procedures and its ability to respond to significant events.

This year BAC:

  • in conjunction with ISS Security and Queensland University of Technology, received a nomination and honourable mention in the Outstanding Organisation in Aviation Security category at the 2011 International AVSEC Conference for improving passenger facilitation through the review, development and implementation of screening point designs and procedures;
  • implemented front of house protection measures, designed to assist future airport critical infrastructure projects;
  • continued its focus on wildlife control, effectively managing the risk of bird/wildlife hazards both on airport and within a 13km radius of the airfield, including habitat management to make the airfield 'less attractive' for wildlife;
  • ensured all Airside Officers and Supervisors were trained to a Certificate Three level in Aviation Ground Operations;
  • operated a comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) that has recently been realigned to comply with AS 4801:2001. Furthermore, BAC is currently pursuing certification of the system under this standard and has successfully passed a Stage One (preliminary) audit by an external party.
  • BAC is further revising the compliance framework to ensure the system continues to comply with additional 'due diligence' requirements arising from the national Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) harmonisation process. These system improvements will be an area of focus in the coming year.