Coliseum photo Aeroporti di Roma

We’ve got good travel-related news to share coming out of Italy. Rome’s two major airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino, are at the forefront regarding procedures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (and many other pathogens). They’re the first two airports in the world to obtain the Biosafety Trust certification, issued by RINA.

Ciampino Airport
[Ciampino Airport]

Globally-recognized RINA provides a wide range of services across the energy, marine, certification, transport & infrastructure and industry sectors.

The certification was given to both airports following a careful investigation that examined Aeroporti di Roma’s detailed Management System for Preventing and Controlling Infections report in order to contain the spread of all possible pathogens that could be transmitted within the airport, from the least dangerous viruses to the most harmful, such as Ebola, Anthrax and Sars-Cov2 (COVID-19).

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[Fiumicino Airport]

The coordination of activities involving engineering, procurement and overseeing airport infrastructural works, assistance activities for passengers with reduced mobility, security checks, cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining green spaces, mobility services and car parks were all inspected during the process.

1187 Fiumicino Airport Rome
[Fiumicino Airport photo by D. Campolongo – DRC on Flickr]

RINA inspectors initially acquired all operating procedure and protocol documentation at both Fiumicino and Ciampino. They then checked compliance with international reference standards on which the innovative certification scheme is based (ISO 31000 – risk management and ISO 22301 – business continuity). Lastly, they verified, through on-site inspections, the correct application of all procedures.

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[Ciampino Airport]

“Allowing the resumption of safe air transport is essential for our country’s revival. We strongly believe that giving passengers and operators a tangible sign of the commitment and attention dedicated to minimizing health risks is essential in order to regain their trust. By addressing the approach that enabled ADR to receive the voluntary Biosafety Trust certification, the company has made a gesture of responsibility”, said Paolo Moretti, CEO of RINA Services.

Top image courtesy of Aeroporti di Roma.

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