Skip content

First Class Assurance: helping airports navigate a new era of risk

3 July 2024

In the evolving landscape of Assurance 4.0 – a new era of risk management – airports face many challenges, including supply chain complexity, evolving technology, and increasing demands for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) transparency.

LRQA is at the forefront, helping airports worldwide navigate cybersecurity threats, environmental impacts, regulatory compliance, and supply chain management.

A prominent London-based airport strengthened their commitment to safety and operational excellence through a strategic partnership with LRQA. This collaboration exemplifies the effectiveness of solution-based partnerships, driven by data insights and human intelligence, in addressing the complex risks airports face today.

Lesley Bray, Management Systems Auditor at LRQA, commented on the collaboration: "The collaboration between a leading London-based airport and LRQA exemplifies our shared commitment to excellence in health and safety. By conducting comprehensive audits and implementing rigorous standards, we are fostering a safer and more efficient airport environment. The partnership highlights the impact we can achieve together, setting a benchmark for health, safety, and operational excellence in the aviation industry."

Another notable partnership between LRQA and Birmingham Airport (BHX) has been instrumental in managing international health and safety risks. ISO 45001 certification awarded by LRQA has allowed Birmingham Airport to focus on total health and safety assurance amid complex global challenges in the travel industry.

Simon Toseland, Head of Health, Safety and Fire at Birmingham Airport Ltd, praised the partnership: “We really felt that LRQA took the time to understand us, our operations and what we were working to achieve. We wanted to work with a partner who could bring a fresh perspective to our Health and Safety Management System and challenged us. The in-depth knowledge of LRQA experts, not only ISO 45001 but the industry, enabled us to keep striving for better."

The relationship between LRQA experts and Birmingham Airport was crucial to the success of the certification. Birmingham Airport sought LRQA's expertise to elevate their existing management system, challenging them to exceed their current practices and grow as they adopted ISO 45001.

LRQA's approach to helping clients navigate the era of Assurance 4.0 is built around continuous assurance, informed by data-driven insights. With over 84 airport partnerships worldwide, LRQA continues to lead in providing comprehensive solutions that help airports reduce environmental impact, protect against cybersecurity threats, and manage supply chain complexities. 

Find out more about how we're helping airports worldwide manage risk.


Download our solutions brochure