New Gatwick AOL Directive Published - GAD F27/11
Today saw the release of the eagerly awaited GAD/F27/11 (catchy title eh?!?)
This directive affects every company that operates airside at Gatwick, so this is one to really pay attention to when reviewing. The new document outlines the process for applying for your Airside Operators Licence, and additions to the old directive include;
• The use of AirDAT to apply (Hooray!) – allowing for a quicker, more streamlined service
• Who is authorised to sign the licence
• A new helpful ‘airside insurance map’ – drafted by the helpful team here!
• A 25 day limit for sponsored companies (after which an independent application is to be made)
• Strong focus on the drafting of the risk assessment (we have help pages all ready and waiting to help you!)
• The requirement to keep your contact details up to date on AirDAT (so we can ensure you get all the urgent notifications you need – there is NO SPAM from AirDAT!)
Without doubt, the aim of the directive is to raise the standard of operation at Gatwick far above that of any other airport in the UK – ensuring that this process no longer becomes a ‘paper exercise’ but a set of standards that can be audited against, raising the safety levels and ensuring accidents rates are lowered as a result.
We have included a copy of the directive below for you, and if you have any questions….you know who to call – 01227 2000 66 option 3.