ACI – Apron Safety and Operations Management (E-learning)

Airport operations · Safety · E-learning · Certificate: ACI

Training information

  • Length of training: 3 hours
  • Language: English
  • Certificate: ACI Certificate
  • No previous knowledge required
  • This module forms part of the “Certificate in Airside Safety I” programme
  • Price: $ 195 (VAT excluded)

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Target Audience

  • Investigators/Investigation Officers
  • Airport managers, supervisors or staff responsible for safety, operations or emergency management
  • Anyone interested in a career in airport safety, operations and/or emergency management


The ACI online: Apron Safety Management training course combines the top elements of apron safety management, based on the experiences of airport operators from around the world. This course promotes safety in four key areas: apron safety, apron planning & design, apron operations and apron maintenance & construction.

The course provides a comprehensive set of guidelines for the enhancement of safety, the improvement of operations and the prevention or reduction of apron accidents, incidents & occurrences.

This course trains participants in:

  • Health and safety measures for airside staff
  • Actions required to address the aftermath of apron accidents, incidents and occurrences
  • Stakeholder agreement requirements
  • Apron planning and design safety considerations
  • Vehicle operation and driving regulations
  • Airside driver training programme framework
  • Key risks associated with aircraft operations, including mitigation techniques
  • Aircraft ground handling while on the apron
  • Major hazards during adverse weather and corresponding measures
  • Rescue and Firefighting Services attending apron ground emergencies
  • Basics of airport infrastructure maintenance
  • Key elements of apron construction management

Course content

  • Welcome
  • Overview
  • Apron safety
  • Apron planning and design
  • Vehicle operations
  • Aircraft operations and fuelling
  • Apron management
  • Ground handling
  • Adverse weather operation
  • Rescue and firefighting services (RFFS)
  • Apron maintenance and construction
  • Assessment
  • Resources

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