SCAA steps up cleaning and maintenance at airports

Praslin airport staff focusing on cleaning of the interior

As part of the enhanced cleaning initiatives amidst Covid-19 the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) is deep cleaning its airports as well as undertaking several maintenance works.

Since Thursday the authority’s Airport Fire and Rescue Services’ team has been power washing the landside area of the Seychelles International Airport (SIA) now that there are hardly any movements at the terminals.

This has also prompted the authority’s Maintenance Team to re-demarcate internal roads, parking facilities and other areas on the premises.

Mr Eric Frost, Airport Manager for Terminal and Landside Operations said that whilst these works are carried out on a monthly basis, now with the COVID-19 situation in the country SCAA is seizing the opportunity to do more rigorous cleaning, and to undertake maintenance works at the airports.

He added that with a significant reduction in foot traffic around the terminals, it is the right time to solicit the airport’s fire service department to power wash surfaces which include the concourse, passenger collection points, parking and bus staging areas.

He explained that ‘this situation has also provided a great opportunity for us to complete some road markings that we had planned since resurfacing works were done in the parking zones, and before this was a challenge as these areas are always packed with vehicles.”

Mr Frost added that the authority’s electrical staff are also taking the opportunity to carry on with some rewiring works under the terminals.

It is worth noting that the same initiatives are being carried out at Ile Des Palmes Airport on Praslin. Its Manager Mr Darrel Pouponneau has stated that they focused primarily on the interior where they thoroughly cleaned the floor, whereas today they mainly handled outside works such as markings, grass trimmings and cleaning.

All these initiatives are part of SCAA’s business continuity plan during this time to ensure cleanliness for when operations go back to normal.

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