Airside Safety Training


The Airside Safety course is designed to familiarize participants with the unique nature of the airside, the various roles and responsibilities required to maintain a high level of safety, the major elements of airside safety and some of the common hazards that they may encounter.

Please note – this course is also available in French and Spanish.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the airport as an operational system.
  • Explain the various stakeholders and their roles and responsibilities with regards to airside safety.
  • Recognize important elements of airside safety required to operate in a safe manner.
  • Identify the key hazards that they may encounter on the airside and how to approach them safely.

Who Should Enrol?

  • All new employees that require initial safety training as part of their induction process.
  • Existing employees that require initial or recurrent safety training.
  • Personnel from airport stakeholders and service providers that operate at the airport.
  • Airport managers, supervisors or personnel with operations, safety or compliance responsibilities.
  • Personnel responsible for training and facilitating airside operational staff.
  • Anyone interested in a career in airport operations and/or safety.

Course Content

The Airside Safety Training course covers the following topics:

Airport Familiarisation

  • The main areas of a modern airport and the major components of each.
  • The different levels of access control applied to various areas of the airport.
  • The unique challenges of safety and security when working on the airside.

Safety Stakeholders, Roles and Responsibilities

  • The international, national and local organisations involved in airside safety and the various roles and responsibilities of each.
  • Individual responsibilities regarding Airside Safety.
  • The importance of Airside Security.

Airside Safety Elements

  • Safety within the context of an aerodrome.
  • Key safety terms.
  • Safety Management Systems and how they differ from traditional approaches to safety.
  • The four key strategies for dealing with safety risks.
  • The importance of safety reporting.

Airside Hazard Awareness

  • The importance of the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Key hazards on the airside and how to protect yourself and work in a safe manner.


This course includes an integrated online assessment.  

Candidates must successfully complete the assessment to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course info

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Level: Short Course
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$50.00 USD

Course Reviews

What people are saying about this course

Amey Consulting

A great refresher for old timers and a superb introduction to new recruits.

Mark Timms

Principal Electrical Engineer, Airport Infrastructure

Changi Airport, Singapore

Very informative and thorough course outlining all the required levels of safety for workers in the airside of the airport.

K. M Rahmansha

Senior Support Officer, Airport Operations

This course is very well structured and enlightening. Working in the same environment for a long time may cause one to develop a laid back attitude to certain aspects of Airside Safety, and this course serves as an important refresher and learning tool.


Very interesting and important course, a must for all airside employees.