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Safety Management Systems

The office of the Chief Safety Management Officer is responsible for ensuring a safe environment at the airport at all times. This is accomplished through a very robust system of daily inspections and active reporting of discrepancies by all airport employees and partners. Each occurrence is investigated and a risk assessment is made. Based on this assessment steps are taken to mitigate any hazards and bring any further risk to an acceptable level, as one of our core values states "We are Dedicated to a Strong Safety Culture".


The safety office at Owen Roberts International Airport is located in the main terminal, upstairs down the hall on the left as you exit the stairs or elevator.

Service Provided Hours of Operation

Office Admin

Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Beginners Airside Vehicle Operators Course (4 hours)

Given once a month – please call for current schedule

Airside Vehicle Operators Renewal Course (2 hours)

Given once a month – please call for current schedule

Safety Management Systems Course (6 hours) Last Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Airside Safety Course (2 hours) Given twice a month – please call for current schedule
Apron Management Course (4 hours) Given once a month – please call for current schedule

Safety Services

Annual Safety Management Systems Training

Required training on Safety and Risk Management for all airport permanent employees. This training will introduce new members to the requirements of the safety management system as well as provide information on airport layout, danger zones, driving lanes, and emergency notification procedures. For existing employees, it will provide updates from previous years' lessons learned and any important regulatory changes that have occurred. 

Safety Management Systems Training Registration Form 

Airport Emergency Procedures

In the event of an emergency, airport operations personnel will be deployed to render assistance and updates on the situation. Procedures for each type of emergency can be found in the ORIA Airport Emergency Plan or CKIA Airport Emergency Plan. Please pay close attention to all announcements on the public address system and execute all instructions as timely as possible.

Airside Vehicle Operating Permit

The Aerodrome Vehicle Operators Manual (ORIA AVOM or CKIA AVOM) is intended for persons who are required to drive vehicles or motorized equipment on the movement area of Owen Roberts International Airport.  It contains all the pertinent safety rules and regulations as well as licensing procedures and applicable forms. Download a copy of the form for CIAA AVOP Initial Applicationor CIAA AVOP Renewal Application.

Apron Management Manual Training

This course is based on the Apron Management and Procedures Manual and provides guidance about safe operating practices for all those engaged in activities taking place on airside areas of the Owen Roberts and Charles Kirkconnell International Airports. All personnel assigned duties on the airside will attend Apron Management Training each calendar year. Download a copy of the Apron Management Manual.

Guidelines for Contractors on Airport 

All contractors desiring to work on the airport should be make themselves familiar with the Safety Management Systems Manual, which is also available in the Publications section of this website or may be downloaded by clicking on the above link. If you are selected to perform work on the airport you will be required to submit a Work Safety Plan document outlining the scope of work you intend to do and the mitigation methods you will use to keep the work site safe. All work will be subject to safety inspections and monitoring by the Chief Safety Management Officer as well as the assigned Project Manager. Contractor personnel may obtain a temporary Escorted pass for access to the controlled zone or secured parts of the airport. For those contractor personnel who will require full access for the duration of the project they will need to attend the Airside Safety Brief and Security Brief before submitting their application.

 Work Safety PDF  

CONTACT CIAA +1 (345) 943-7070