Glasgow Prestwick Airport introduces new disability awareness training.
Our customer facing departments have been receiving an all-new disability awareness training programme focusing on 5 key areas – Mobility, Sight, Hearing, Autism and Dementia. This training will be rolled out to over 150 staff who will play a key role in ensuring that assistance levels are maintained at a high standard.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport makes improvements to the sunflower lanyard scheme. Having previously introduced the sunflower scheme where passengers had only one option for hidden disability awareness by being missed a lanyard, we are pleased to announce the introduction of sunflower stickers as well as clip on to clothing wallets. These new options provide alternatives for those passengers who prefer to be more discreet or who do not like the feeling of a lanyard around their neck. All of our options are available for both adults and children via the Information Centre located in the terminal building.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport are pleased to confirm that we have been awarded with a ‘Very Good’ rating from the CAA in their accessibility report for the 4th year running.
Feedback session You Said We Did of improved access initiatives. On 11 March 2020, Glasgow Prestwick Airport welcomed key stakeholders to present our initiatives that have been worked on over the course of 3 years to support our passengers who have hidden and non-hidden disabilities. These changes to our facilities and training are a result of feedback we received during previous host events.
View our presentation here
Glasgow Prestwick Airport attended the Access For All UK Accessibility Champion Training Programme. Two Passenger Handling Supervisor’s attended the 4-day course in Chesterfield to enhance the Airport’s in-house training to all operational staff in 5 key areas – Mobility, Sight, Hearing, Autism and Dementia.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport awarded with a ‘very good’ rating from the CAA in their accessibility report.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport holds annual host day for persons with reduced mobility
Glasgow Prestwick Airport employees train in British Sign Language to improve passenger assistance
Update December 2018
Dementia Friendly Prestwick – Impact Report
Glasgow Prestwick Airport Case Study
Glasgow Prestwick Airport introduces the Ramble Tag to assist our visually impaired passengers.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport attended the AccessAble launch on 25 October 2018.
Read the AccessAble Launch article here
Glasgow Prestwick Airport welcomes visitors with reduced mobility, hidden and non-hidden disabilities
Glasgow Prestwick Airport employees with their certificates after successfully completing the Dementia Friend Training delivered by Jim Baird, Alzheimer Scotland on 18 September 2017.