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Airport takes part in the Big Spring Cleaning Campaign and engages its staff in healthy activities

The Big Spring Cleaning Campaign on 21 April was actively supported by approximately 160 activists – the airport employees with families and the staff of the German Chamber of Commerce. At the end of the big clean-up they were joined by the employees of the neighbouring company DHL who had initially tidied the surroundings of their office and later cleaned the road to the airport.


The areas lying next to the airport were cleaned of household waste – in total 200 sacks were filled with rubbish and the ditches on the airside of the airport were cleared of shrubs and dams built by beavers.


The participants celebrated the end of the campaign with hot soup and tea and enjoyed the performance of the percussion band Pulsa efekts.


To celebrate 28 April – the 2012 World Day for Safety and Health at Work – Riga International Airport dedicated the week to safety and health at work and a healthy lifestyle. From 23 to 28 April every day in the company was devoted to a single activity related to safety at work or healthy life.


Throughout the month of April the company focussed on promotion of occupational safety by informative activities. The personnel were invited to submit their ideas for the occupation safety and security competition and a photo/video competition on safety and health activities in the workplace.


“Our company’s biggest asset is its employees who leave for home every day to return to work refreshed and healthy in the morning. The management must take good care to preserve and increase this asset,” said Arnis Luhse, Chairman of the Board of Riga International Airport.


The Week for Occupational Safety and Healthy Lifestyle in the company began on Monday, 23 April with a visit of the State Labour Inspectorate representatives and a lecture “Accident is Never a Matter of Chance.”


Tuesday was the Health Day when the employees could visit the first aid station and get a doctor’s consultation. They also had an opportunity to give blood in the State Blood Donation Centre bus at the airport.


Wednesday was announced to be the Sports Day with special offers given to the airport staff by the representatives of various sports clubs. Thursday was dedicated to healthy nutrition, whereas on Friday the employees were urged to set and collect their personal records. The week was concluded on Saturday – the Day of Fun – when everybody was invited to join collective gymnastics.