Airside Safety Awareness (GEN04)


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Learn about the hazards working airside and how to reduce accidents and incidents on the ramp.

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IATA AHM1110 11.2 GEN04 | Approx. 90 mins | Self-study online

Anyone working in airside areas (e.g., on the ramp) should be aware of the present hazards. This ramp safety training course will provide a baseline level of knowledge, raise awareness of airside hazards and the importance of safety reporting, and help aviation companies meet audit requirements. Ramp Safety training is essential for anyone working on the apron or around the footprint of passenger or cargo aircraft.

Our course content aligns with the IATA AHM Chapter 11 – Ground Operations Training Program requirements.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of safe working and operating practices airside.
  • Describe the reporting policy and incident/accident process.
  • Explain the incident/accident reporting system.
  • List the types of personnel injuries and incidents.
  • Describe airside hazards.
  • State prevention measures.


  • Aviation workplace environment
  • Apron layout
  • Ramp markings and signage
  • Airside Hazards
  • Risk Management
  • Foreign Object Debris (FOD)
  • Fuel Safety Zone
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Ground Service Equipment (GSE)
  • Severe Weather
  • Accident and Incident Reporting


This course contains a multiple-choice quiz, which must be completed online and graded immediately with a passing score of 80%. If you fail, you can re-attempt it, and tutor support can be provided upon request.


Who should do this course?

This course is designed for all employees who work in airside areas of a commercial airport. For example:

  • Passenger Services Agent
  • Ramp Agent / Ground Handling Agents
  • Aircraft Dispatcher
  • Cabin Crew
  • Flight Crew
  • Re-fuelling agent
  • Cleaning staff
  • Catering staff
  • Engineering staff


This course is suitable for those with no prior knowledge. To access the content, learners must have access to the Internet and an individual email address.


This course includes a PDF certificate that is available for immediate download upon successful completion.


The certificate is valid for 3 years, although your employer may require more frequent refresher training.