Hat-trick of industry awards for London Luton Airport
Published: 20 May 2014
London Luton Airport is delighted to announce that it has received three separate awards from leading industry bodies in recognition of its performance in Health & Safety management and construction techniques.
The awards, which were granted by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and The Green Organisation, were won in partnership with Ryebridge Ltd, the specialist construction company. A silver award was received for work to Airfield Ground Lighting (AGL) and a gold award for the extension of the Long Term Car Park, which also received an ‘International Green Apple Award for the Built Environment’, they followed a thorough inspection of London Luton’s Health & Safety management system, the implementation of Health & Safety arrangements and the Airport’s general approach and ownership of Health & Safety with regards to the two projects.
Ryebridge Ltd worked alongside specialist teams from the Airport and other third party contractors to manage, plan and deliver the major Long Term Car Park extension project, which used 94% recycled aggregates. This was the first time in the UK aviation sector that the process was undertaken and has enabled the Airport and Ryebridge Ltd to reduce the impact of construction to the environment through the use of world-leading construction innovation.
Simon Bown, Senior Manager - Health, Safety & Environment at London Luton Airport, said: “After the Airport received Gold at a RoSPA awards ceremony in November last year, these further awards provide a real boost for the Airport, which continues to work hard to improve the environment in which we operate.”
Simon added that: “RoSPA and The Green Organisation are internationally recognised industry bodies and to have secured three awards simultaneously is fantastic news. It really does demonstrate our commitment to Health, Safety & Environmental practices here at London Luton Airport.”
For details of the Health and Safety and Environmental practices at London Luton Airport click here.
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Notes to Editors
London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 9.7 million passengers in 2013. The Airport directly and indirectly employs over 600 and 8,000 staff respectively and is a key economic driver for the region.
easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomson, EL AL, Atlasjet, Blue Air, and TAROM operate from the airport, departing to over 100 destinations including services to Europe, Africa, and Asia, with onward connections to Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Beijing and Bangkok via Tel Aviv.