How can we ensure that the airport environment is always safe and accidents that could result in personal injury claims and lawsuits are prevented? Steve Howards, Content Marketing Manager at Herrig & Vogt, provides us with the answer.
Did you know that more people get injured at an airport than on the aircraft?
For example, according to the Flight Safety Foundation, around 27,000 ramp accidents occur every year, costing at least $10 billion annually.
This is not at all surprising considered how many activities happen inside an airport – many passengers are in a hurry, trying to get through security, managing multiple languages, navigating an unfamiliar environment, looking after their small children, reading signs or listening to announcements. They’re distracted and often fail to notice hazards (e.g., a spill on the floor) that could cause injuries.