How to avoid information leaks

Most companies have invested massive amounts of money in ICT, security systems and movement control. Premises and employees are protected with state-of-the-art locking systems and CCTVs. Often too little attention is paid to ensure that employees understand how to treat company information and what to communicate with people outside their organisation.

Here’s some basic rules to follow:

  • Work matters should be discussed only at work, not even at home with family members.
  • Public places, public transport or restaurants are not good places for work discussions or phone conversations about work.
  • Think about what and how you communicate, on work premises too, and remember the people within hearing range who could be customers or business partners.
  • Office and meeting room sound insulation is not always enough to ensure that your message would remain entirely within the walls.
  • It is important to remember that when you are on social media, in the name of your company, you are representing your employer.

Think before you act!

Human behaviour plays a central role in the information security. Personnel awareness and security culture needs to be improved continuously. We have worked closely with our clients and learned that information security training is a must when companies are building a strong security culture. Information security, or often referred to as cyber security, is strongly linked to all other areas of security, including physical security.

Information Security Online eLearning Course

According to studies employees often do not see themselves as part of the company’s information security efforts and therefore take actions that ignore company’s security interest.

Our Information Security online eLearning training course is designed for personnel to gain relevant knowledge and to develop practical skills on how to avoid information security mistakes. 

Do you want to know more?

If you would like to know more about our services and how we will support clients, please send your request by email directly to me.

With best regards,

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

The Transport of Covid-19 Vaccines In The Centre Of The Debate

“Managing the COVID-19 vaccine transport is a major challenge for logistics to ensure proper handling of 15 billion doses needed to be shipped worldwide.”

The transport requirements for vaccine shipments will test the agility and resilience of the entire logistic chain, as well as a huge range of new risks that may arise. These include optimal air transportation time, a proper ground handling and transportation infrastructure, local temperatures and other conditions, staff guidance, and staff training.

Huge Challenge To The Logistics, In Africa Too

This week we participated a webinar arranged by Ground Handling International (GHI) focusing on the African aviation market with hundreds of participants and presentations from various stakeholders. Covid-19 and its effects on the aviation industry were, of course, significantly highlighted and we heard the views of various parties on how the transport of vaccines will be handled in the coming years in Africa.

“Africa will require up 1.5 billion doses of Cocid-19 Vaccines to vaccinate 60% of its population of 1.3 billion citizens over the next 2-3 years”

“An efficient global distribution of the vaccines requires cooperation on global standards and a global harmonisation of processes amongst all stakeholders.”

The webinar emphasised the importance of the following themes, on which we can all agree.

  • People – Responsible persons and staff training, effective communication
  • Infrastructure – Storage facilities and equipment, transportation equipment
  • Standards – Service level agreements and procedures, real time and accurate data with records

Effective Online Training Available

We at Airport College International have two ready-to-use online eLearning courses for Pharmaceutical Cargo Handling designed to cover the knowledge and requirements of all employees involved in air transportation of pharma products.

Pharmaceutical Cargo Handling training for Airlines, Ground Handling and Freight Forwarders

This online training course is designed to cover the knowledge requirements of employees involved in air transportation of pharma products.

The course contains guidelines and best practices for: 

  • Airline Personnel
  • Air Cargo Terminal Personnel
  • Ramp Handling Personnel
  • Airline Representatives
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Cargo GSA Personnel

The course takes 2 hours to study.

The course is available in English, Japanese and Finnish and we are fully prepared to quickly provide other language versions according to our clients’ needs. Upon successful completion of the final tests, a participant will be awarded with an eCertificate.

Pharmaceutical Cargo Handling for Drivers to cover guidelines and best practices for ground transportation for:

  • Truck drivers
  • Couriers
  • Cargo Terminal employees
  • Supervisors in charge of pharmaceutical cargo pickups & deliveries

The course takes 90 minutes to study.

This course is available in English and we are fully prepared to quickly provide other language versions according to our clients’ needs. Upon successful completion of the final tests, a participant will be awarded with an eCertificate.

Courses Built For Global Training

The course content of these two courses is designed to fulfil the international training requirements. The courses are built in close co-operation with leading airlines and ground handlers to comply with:

  • Guidelines on Good Distribution Practice (GDP) of Medicinal Products and
  • IATA Perishable Cargo Regulations Chapter 17 – Air Transport Logistics for Time and Temperature-Sensitive Healthcare products.

Ask For More Details

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information. Just send us an email to get more details.

Best regards,
Pertti 
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Moving Forward. Working together. Staying Strong.

Airport College Zero Emission Training (ZET)

The aviation industry recognises the impact of climate change and is taking the responsibility to reduce this impact very seriously. According to IATA, airlines aim to reduce aviation’s CO2 emissions to half of what they were in 2005, by 2050. Achieving this goal requires continued investment in new technologies and strong support mechanisms for the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).

Cut Emissions by Over 90%

While airlines are increasingly committed to improving the eco-efficiency of their operations, we at Airport College International, are doing our best to make the industry greener.

Our online courses allow our clients to cut down training-related emissions by over 90%. By improving general awareness of environmental sustainability matters in corporate training it’s possible to make a significant global contribution for a cleaner environment.

eLearning Reduces Carbon Footprint

Digital training is one of the ways for organisations to reduce their carbon footprint. Some of the reasons behind this are: no need for paper printouts, no need to transport people to and from training, no need for training venues (building, heating/aircon, maintenance) to mention a few. And the best part is that all these are direct cost saving too!

eLearning Produces Great Results

We can help you achieve your goals and help the environment, your people and save money – all this with our advanced training solutions.

If you would like to know more about us and our solutions, please send your request by e-mail directly to me.

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Training Revolution in the aviation industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the aviation industry. The crisis will have long term impacts on companies, particularly on workforces which will play a critical role when operations start to recover.

Triggered by the crisis and driven by digital transformation

The huge revolution in corporate training is now happening. It’s triggered by the crisis and driven by digital transformation that affects more or less all companies and all industries. Aviation is in the centre of this global change.

The key questions are:

  • How are companies able to retain their valuable employees and how can they can avoid losing critical knowledge and skills
  • How can skills and capabilities be updated to meet new rules and requirements of business?

White paper: Training Revolution

You can find answers to these two questions by reading our white paper called Training Revolution, which was written by my colleague, Mr. Teemu Patala.

The white paper focuses on the impacts of COVID-19 in competence development of the Ground Handling Companies and outlining what needs to be taken into account when providing proper training for an entire workforce in the future.

The white paper

  • outlines digital means and methods of learning
  • proposes a set of solutions that will guide companies through these challenging times

…in order to help management and HR departments streamline their training provision, empowered by digital enablers.

The white paper is available here.

Do you want to know more?

If you would like to know more about the possibilities of online training, please do not hesitate to drop me an email.

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Moving Forward. Working together.

Online Training for Airlines, Ground Handling and Logistics

Airport College International provides a comprehensive portfolio of online training courses designed to cover aviation safety, security and service topics.

Our courses are based on international training standards established by governing bodies, such as the ICAO, FAA, EASA and IATA, with the key objective of keeping workforces competent.

Ensure that employees’ competences, knowledge and attitudes are OK

You can use flexible training solutions and perhaps provide part of the training as online, even before your staff comes back to the airport and logistics business. 

This will allow people to orientate themselves back into the working mode and also shortens the entire re-training process. Professionally built online eLearning Training Courses are part of the digital solutions portfolio you need for a smooth restart.

Online eLearning courses are ideal for recurrent and refresher training

Courses are ideal for recurrent and refresher training for personnel returning to work after being laid off for some months. The durations of our courses varies from 30 minutes to 3 hours.

Browse Airport College International website and check our latest courses at https://airportcollege.com/courses-and-services/

If you don’t find the courses you are looking for, please remember that we can also tailor-make courses to suit your unique needs.

Train your staff, maintain competences and pass audits

We can help your organisation with our online eLearning courses when you need to refresh your workforce qualifications and keep them compliant, or provide initial training for newcomers.

In order to help airlines and ground handling companies return to service, we can provide discounted prices for all training courses.

Would you like to know more?

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information.

With best regards,

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

2021 DGR eLearning now available

Safety First

Today, anyone who works in an airline, airport ground handling, or logistics operations must complete Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) training according to their job role. This includes initial training to acquire required competences and regular recurrent training to maintain and update the skills.

New 2021 DGR eLearning course is now ready

We have updated our online eLearning course according to the new 62nd edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. The course updates are in-line with the ICAO Technical Instructions (TI) 2021–2022 edition.

Regulatory Compliance – Approved by the Aviation Authority

The course is suitable for initial and recurrent training and has been approved by the authority.

Online DGR eLearning course is available for several training categories

This online training course has been designed and approved for the following training categories:

  • Freight Forwarders CAT4 & CAT5
  • Airline and Ground Handling Staff CAT7
  • Ramp Handling Staff CAT8
  • Passenger Handling Staff CAT9
  • Flight Crew Members and Load Planners CAT10
  • Cabin Crew CAT11
  • Security Screeners CAT12
  • No Carry Operators CAT13, 14, 15, 16, 17

The course takes about 2 hours to study.

Several language versions available

This course is available in English, Japanese, Korean and Finnish and we are fully prepared to provide other language versions according to our clients’ needs.

Certificate Awarded

Upon successful completion of the final tests, the participant will be awarded with an eCertificate.

Ask for more details

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information. Just send us an email to get more information.

Best regards,

Pertti 
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Moving Forward. Working together. Staying Strong.

SBS Global Network Co., Ltd. uses eLearning training service in Japan

PRESS RELEASE – for immediate release January 15, 2021

Helsinki, Finland – Airport College International is excited to announce that SBS Global Network Co., Ltd. (SBS) uses Airport College’s (AC) online training service for staff training in Japan. The service is available in Japanese and English languages.

Today anyone who works in logistics must be trained according to their job-specific competence requirements. This includes initial training to acquire required competences and regular recurrent trainings to maintain and update them.

“With our online training service SBS can train their staff efficiently and flexibly and maintain required competences. Our online eLearning courses comply with the training requirements of international aviation authorities, such as the IATA and ICAO,” says Airport College International CEO Pertti Mero.

“Increasing training needs create demand for flexible, time- and cost-efficient training solutions. AirportCollege.com online training is a logical step to redesign our company’s training provision,” states SBS Senior Specialist Tadashi Iseki.

About Airport College International

Airport College provides a complete online training service for airlines, airport ground handling agents and logistics in safety, security and service topics. With the training service our clients can efficiently and flexibly train their staff and maintain competences required by airlines and authorities. Airport College International is a strategic partner of IATA.

About SBS Global Network Co., Ltd.

SBS Global Network Co., Ltd. provides international logistics services, including customs clearance procedures for import and export shipments, storage, and transportation services in Japan.

Further information

AirportCollege.com Media Desk
+358-50-392 7447, media(at)airportcollege.com

Training for Truck Drivers and Entire Workforce on COVID-19 Vaccines Handling

Managing the last mile of COVID-19 vaccines is a major challenge for logistics, as approximately 15 billion doses need to be shipped worldwide. To ensure proper handling of the transport of medicines, such as COVID-19 vaccines, strict processes must be followed to maintain the cold chain of the products.

If handled incorrectly, temperature changes during transport can compromise the integrity of these products. Therefore, all those involved in the logistics chain need to be trained so that they are aware of the different stages of the pharma chain, know how to follow instructions and know their responsibilities.

Online eLearning training courses available for entire workforce

1. Pharma Handling for Drivers

This online training course is designed to cover the knowledge requirements of logistics staff, such as drivers.

The course contains guidelines and best practices for:

  • Truck drivers
  • Couriers
  • Cargo Terminal employees
  • Supervisors in charge of pharmaceutical cargo pickups & deliveries

The course takes 30 minutes to study.

This brand new course is available in English and we are fully prepared to quickly provide other language versions according to our clients’ needs.

2. Pharmaceutical Cargo Handling training for Airlines, Ground Handling and Freight Forwarders

This online training course is designed to cover the knowledge requirements of employees involved in air transportation of pharma products.

The course contains guidelines and best practices for:

  • Airline Personnel
  • Air Cargo Terminal Personnel
  • Ramp Handling Personnel
  • Airline Representatives
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Cargo GSA Personnel

The course takes 45 minutes to study.

This course is available in English, Japanese and Finnish and we are fully prepared to quickly provide other language versions according to our clients’ needs.

Both courses comply with international training standards

The course content of these two courses comply fully with the

  • Guidelines on Good Distribution Practice (GDP) of Medicinal Products and
  • IATA Perishable Cargo Regulations Chapter 17 – Air Transport Logistics for Time and Temperature-Sensitive Healthcare products.

Certificate awarded

Upon successful completion of the final tests, participants will be awarded with an eCertificates.

Ask for more details

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information. Just send us an email to get more information.

Best regards,

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Moving Forward. Working together. Staying Strong.

Training plan for 2021

At this time of year you are usually working with your training plan and considering how to run company training during next 12 months. But this year is different…

This year is definitely different compared to previous years. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the aviation industry. The industry had to adapt to the new reality and find solutions to ensure the safety and well-being of workers and passengers. Company training is no exception, and digital training in various forms has, in many cases, replaced traditional classroom training, and this trend will continue in 2021.

Before choosing training methods and providers, consider adding AirportCollege.Com online training services to the recurrent and initial training of your workforce.

We can help you with our online eLearning services, providing the following benefits:

Regulatory compliance

Our online training courses comply with the training requirements of international aviation authorities, such as the IATA and ICAO.

Cost-efficiency – gain up to 80% of savings

AirportCollege.com training service reduce various costs typically associated with classroom training. These include travel and accommodation, classroom or venue rental, printed learning materials and salaries. Studies indicate that eLearning has the potential to reduce training related costs significantly, by up to 80%.

Always up-to-date, multipurpose and customisable

We work with the leading experts in the aviation industry to ensure that training content is relevant and always up-to-date. Our eLearning courses can be used for self-study, part of blended learning or as instructors’ support material in the classroom. Course content can be customised to fit any company needs.

24/7 access to training, anywhere

AirportCollege.com courses are self-paced and training is available 24/7. Learners are not bound to a specific time or place to physically attend classes. Qualifications can be updated whenever needed.

Zero Emission Training

Our Training Services reduce paper waste, emissions and other training-related footprint by over 99% when compared to classroom training. We compensate the CO2 emissions incurred from the use of our online courses by our clients.

We know how to reach these benefits

  • No matter if your organisation has 100, 1000, or more employees
  • Our services scale to match your demand
  • Just select the courses from our ever-growing course portfolio and start the training

Do you want to know more?

If you would like to know more about us and our services, please send your request by email directly to me.

With best regards,

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Happy Holidays and New Year 2021!

We wish all our customers, business associates and friends happiness for this holiday season and throughout the new year!

This year end again, we remind all our friends to observe and inform passengers what items are actually permitted in checked and carry on baggage. Fireworks are not permitted!