Thursday, January 21, 2021

BAC achieves ISO recertification for quality and safety standards

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), has successfully achieved recertification for Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2015), Environmental Management System (ISO 14001:2015), and Occupational Health and Safety Management System (ISO 45001:2018). The new certifications will demonstrate BAC’s ability to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations and fulfil applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

BAC Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah said: “We are pleased for all the efforts which were put in meeting the stringent requirements BAC’s recertification to these global management standards, which have been in place to validate BAC’s commitments and ability to align its policies and procedures with international best practices as well as assure consistency in delivering its services. It reaffirms BAC’s dedication to work within internationally recognized frameworks to support its mission as the airport operator and particularly in managing a healthy and safe workplace for all its stakeholders and proactively improving its service quality standards.”

He added: “In light of how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of air travel, we have a duty to demonstrate to our passengers, airport staff and regulators that we are prioritizing health and safety in a measurable manner while also allowing us to validate these measures and processes.”

Further to its efforts to prioritize staff and passenger safety during the COVID-19 situation, BIA also received Airport Health Accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) World. The accreditation program provides airports with an assessment of how aligned their health measures are with ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council Aviation Restart Task Force recommendations, and industry best practices. Areas of assessment for accreditation include cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing (where feasible and practical), staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications, and passenger facilities.

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