Mumbai International Airport Private Limited (MIAL) has been graded with a Five Star rating by the prestigious British Safety Council (BSC), which is the highest grading awarded by BSC in its Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Management System Audits. MIAL is only the second airport in India to receive this Five Star rating and with this win it now qualifies to apply for the prestigious “Sword of Honor Award”. The airport has attained 95.83 %, thereby achieving a 5-star rating (Grading of 92 – 100 per cent) which is a world-class benchmark standard.
BSC conducted the audit at MIAL, in the month of July 2014 using the British Safety Council's International Five Star Audit Numerical Safety Grading System. The audit measured MIAL’s OH&S performance against a number of key performance indicators. BSC placed a greater emphasis on the MIAL’s approach to safety culture, occupational health, employee wellbeing, allocation of resources to health & safety and planning for change.
The Five Star OH&S Audits by BSC allows organizations of all types, sizes and sectors around the world to benchmark their health & safety management system against current best practices and to identify opportunities for continuous improvement. The audit specifications contain 5 sections divided into 64 elements which are measured for attainment of a maximum of 5000 points in total. A five star grading is awarded to an organization only when it scores 92% or more in these 64 elements.
This achievement of Five Star rating is a testament to MIAL’s continuous endeavor and commitment towards protecting the health & safety of its employees and passengers. This also demonstrates MIAL’s commitment to maintain and continually improve its health & safety standards in line with its corporate mission – To own develop and operate airports that conform to highest standards of safety.
About GVK MIAL: GVK Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL) is a Public Private Partnership joint venture between GVK-led consortium and Airports Authority of India (AAI). GVK MIAL was awarded the mandate for operating and modernizing Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai (CSIA). Through this transformational initiative, GVK MIAL aims to make CSIA one of the world’s best airports that consistently delight customers besides being the pride of Mumbai. The new integrated Terminal 2 at CSIA enhances the airport’s capacity to service 40 million passengers per annum and one million tons of cargo annually. The new ‘Terminal 2’resonates cultural richness and legacy of India through a seamless amalgamation of architecture, design and the largest programme for art in public space spanning across the terminal. It also represents the new, contemporary and modern India through its enabling business ecosystem as well as efficient functioning made possible by state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technological systems adopted.
‘Jaya He’, India’s largest art program for public display at T2 which has nearly 7,000 exclusively sourced exquisite ethnographic objects is conceived as two distinct sections – ‘Layered Narratives’ at the arrivals corridor that explores aspects of Mumbai’s changing landscapes and ‘Thresholds of India’, a scenography wall spanning a total of 3.3 km leading to the different boarding lounges captures the expanse and beauty of Indian art is the transformation of this vision of GVK. The installations at ‘Jaya He’ are made from various mediums ranging from canvas, fibre, terracotta, paper, stone and metal. The mediums have been innovatively used to portray India’s rich art heritage and cultural traditions.