IATA Basic Airside Safety

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Course information

About the course

Course Number: 160-17366V01

This interactive, flexible, and effective way of learning will teach you how to implement best practices in airside safety. There are many simultaneous activities that are carried out on the airside and each requires a level of awareness of safety and security. Learn about the airport environment, airside safety and security, traffic rules, aircraft danger zones, fire prevention and in the event of an incident, know the procedures to follow in fire action and how to administer first aid.

What you will learn
Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Train new staff involved in ground operations and refresh the skills of your current staff
  • Provide common knowledge base to all staff to cooperate safely and respond to incidents and accidents
  • Reduce the risk of accidents and ramp damages
Course format
This self-study eLearning course requires approximately 5 hours of study, to be completed within one year. Student performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.

Key topics
  • The airport environment
  • The airport
  • Communication
  • Hand signals
  • Aircraft ground support equipment
  • Security and Safety
  • Security◦Aircraft danger zones
  • Health and safety
  • Severe weather conditions
  • Traffic rules at the ramp
  • Accident and incident reporting
  • Fire and first aid
  • Fire prevention
  • Fire protection and fire action
  • First aid
Who should attend
This course is recommended for:
  • All personnel who have airside access
  • All personnel involved in ramp operations

Certificate awarded
An IATA eCertificate of Completion is awarded to participants on completion of the final exam.

Exam information
To be hosted at TAFE campuses at Wollongbar, Kingscliff, Coffs and Port Macquarie
  • TAFENSW Wollongbar, 61 Sneaths Rd, Wollongbar NSW 2477
  • TAFENSW Kingscliff, Cudgen Rd, Kingscliff NSW 2487
  • TAFENSW Coffs Harbour, 363 Hogbin Drive, NSW, 2450
  • TAFENSW Port Macquarie, 70 Widderson St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

  1. Linkto Exam Dates: http://www.iata.org/training/Pages/exam-schedule.aspx
  2. Linkto Student user guide: http://www.iata.org/training/Pages/exam-information.aspx

Additional information
About IATA eLearning Training
  • This self-study eLearning course delivers comprehensive instruction to busy aviation and travel industry professionals.
  • eLearning is a quick and flexible training method providing learner-friendly materials that allow you to learn using short, interactive modules.
  • Write your exam online at a time that is convenient to you.
  • Order online to receive access to this course on our eLearning platform.
Minimum System Requirements
  • Pentium II 300MHz or Mac
  • 64MB RAM
  • 16bit SB compatible sound card
  • MS Internet Explorer ONLY, for PC or Mac
  • Flash Player

Course study options
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  • Get credit for previous study and life experience

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