Qatar Airways Group held its first annual conference on safety and security for its staff, with an agenda designed to embed the Group Policy that safety and security is the highest priority as expressed in all Corporate Values. The team members were educated on the robust processes spanning several operational areas.
Named ‘Priority 1’, the one-day conference aimed to provide company-wide awareness on how various departments are implementing best-in-class processes, to share information and enhance collaboration throughout the organisation.
Over 600 executive leaders, managers and supervisory staff from the Qatar Airways Group were in attendance and participated in 16 interactive sessions to broaden their knowledge about various safety and security best practices. The workshops and presentations moderated by senior business representatives highlighted risk management, emergency response, business resilience, environmental sustainability, ground, flight and cabin safety, occupational health and fire safety as well as security topics among others. Additionally, the Talent Development team showcased key elements of safety and security learning.
The conference was opened by His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, who emphasised the QR Group’s underlying commitment and complete focus on safety and security enhancement across all Qatar Airways operations network-wide, 24 hours a day out of the airline’s hub in Doha.
These continued improvements of current best practice have led to numerous company-wide achievements including a well-established integrated Safety and Security Management Programme, full safety and security audit compliance, improved carbon efficiency, successful joint emergency exercises with HIA and government emergency stakeholders and implementing centralised documentation and emergency information systems.
Remarked H.E. Mr. Al Baker: “The primary commitment we ask of each of our staff is to put safety and security as their number one priority every day, and we encourage our team members to constantly seek ways to share best practices and innovative safety methods with their colleagues”.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker (centre right) and Captain Abdulrahman Al Hammadi – Director of Air Safety Department, Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (centre left), Ashish Jain – Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Group Safety and Security and other distinguished guests attend the airline’s first annual “Priority 1” safety and security conference.
His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways addresses senior management at the company’s first annual group safety and security conference, held recently at the airline’s hub in Doha.
Ashish Jain, Senior Vice President Group Safety and Security said: “Our core objective of this conference is to emphasise that together we need to actively have a socially-conscious approach to our day to day work environment; every day in every department in every activity and conversation, we make safety and security our Priority 1. Good safety and security is not just about complying with applicable laws it is also very good for business.”
Senior Executives from the Qatar Airways Group attend the “Priority 1” safety and security conference at the Oryx Rotana Hotel in Doha, Qatar.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Group Safety and Security, Ashish Jain, delivers a presentation at the airline’s first annual group safety and security conference, titled “Priority 1”.