Heathrow’s junior superstars take part in “Drivin’ Skool” for #UKAirportsSafetyWeek


By Heathrow

Published 17th May 2019

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This week, Heathrow has been taking part in the UK Airports Safety Week by hosting a “Drivin’ Skool” with some junior superstars, all in the name of making the airport a safer place.

The novel idea follows on from our #worksafehomesafe campaign earlier this year and is one of several initiatives the airport is taking to improve safety. So, seatbelts fastened. Ignition on. Speed limits, observed.

The ‘Drivin Skool” video stars colleagues’ children aged between three and eight years old. Equipped with some electric Mini Coopers (to support our Heathrow 2.0 commitments) and helmets, the children learnt how to navigate safely, the importance of not using a phone behind the wheel, and why Heathrow colleagues all have a responsibility to use safe walking routes and watch out for pedestrians.

The excited superstars were incredibly excited when they found out they passed their tests and able to return home with their Mini Coopers.


A safety escape room?

This week colleagues in the Airside Safety Team have transformed the way they are educating airport colleagues on safety, by running a roadshow trailer and creating their own escape room. Colleagues were tasked to solve safety related challenges in order to escape the room as fast as possible.

The Wellbeing team also joined the roadshow with their very own Wellbeing Health Check Bus. They were on hand to offer top-tips for taking care of your own well-being and shared some of the initiatives we’ve launched at Heathrow to support colleagues.


The Airside Safety Trailer was open to our Team Heathrow colleagues, which consists of over 400 organisations all working at the airport, from colleagues at the Metropolitan Police to WHSmith.

Find out more about our Team Heathrow partners by downloading our infographic here.

Chris Garton, Heathrow Chief Operating Officer says:

“Ensuring we move around safely is the biggest priority we all have to ensure our airport is safer for all – whether it’s by following the speed limit, holding the handrail or simply noticing and caring for the safety of our colleagues and passengers.

I want every colleague to go home safely to their loved ones.

– Heathrow Chief Operating Officer, Chris Garton

I want every colleague to go home safely to their loved ones”.

Earlier this year, Heathrow hosted several immersive safety events based on real-life events to help colleagues gain a better understanding of the learnings from previous incidents. Thousands of colleagues attended these sessions including a Piper Alpha live dramatisation and a King’s Cross fire safety event.

Have you taken part in UK Airports Safety Week? Let us know by tweeting us @yourHeathrow.


By Heathrow

Published 17th May 2019