BCS celebrate new safety record at HBA

This month marked 4182 consecutive days without a lost time incident.
June 25, 2019

Keeping all airport users safe and secure is our number one priority at Hobart Airport.

This month, the team at BCS hit a new safety record marking 4182 consecutive days without a lost time incident, which dates back to 2008.

BCS do a fantastic job of maintaining all our baggage handling and electrical systems here at HBA to keep our airport operations running smoothly each day.

This is an outstanding achievement and one that we are very proud to see as we continue to ramp up our commitment to safety at Hobart Airport.

Congratulations to Phil Bailey and the team on this amazing milestone.

The BCS team at Hobart Airport

Camera traps are also used to monitor the movements and better understand the behaviour of animals in the airport environment.  

Since the installation of camera traps in early 2016, images collected have shown that many threatened species use the environment around and within the airport boundary including the Tasmanian Devil, the Spotted quoll and the Tasmanian bettong.

We recognise our role in protecting the biodiversity of the airport and Tasmania more broadly and are confident this technology will assist us in doing so.

Environment Manager Kirsten Leggett

Initial testing of virtual fencing devices in Tasmania has seen a 50 per cent reduction in road kill deaths over a three-year period and has been instrumental in protecting the remaining Tasmanian Devil population.

The virtual fencing will be monitored by Hobart Airport’s environment team to capture and report data on the rates of roadkill deaths in the area and better understand the behaviour of the animals that call the airport home.

“We’re building better facilities and a better airport to serve our community”
Sarah Renner
Hobart Airport CEO