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zfw
9th Jun 2008, 19:55
Or how to brass of the punters

Heres the article.


Smoking areas are to be provided for colleagues who work in airside locations

It will remove the need for staff to access landside smoking areas during their breaks, therefore cutting down on valuable time lost through security checks.

The move is also intended at ending the practice of illicit smoking in airside areas, reducing random littering.

It also addresses concerns that smokers may gather at unsuitable locations.

These designated areas must be kept clean and smokers will be expected to observe certain protocols, such as disposing of cigarette butts and litter in the receptacles provided.

The Airport Standing Instruction 2Y, which forms part 2 of the Aerodrome Manual, will be updated to reflect this change.

This concession applies only to airport employees and service partner staff. Passengers will continue to observe the existing smoke free regulations.

The designated smoking areas are being located at three locations and works will commence from mid June 2008, dates and locations will be confirmed as these areas become fit for use.

The working group tasked with providing the shelters hopes that smokers will welcome the concession and respect the arrangement by using the facilities responsibly.

D H – Terminal Manager and head of the Smoke Free Working Group says “We have taken the opportunity to meet the requests of airside smokers and hope that in doing so, colleagues will respect our efforts and use the facilities responsibly”.

I always thought smoking airside outside was dangerous?.

And of course this totally defeats the objective of a smoking ban, does any other airport in the U.K have this?.

zfw:ugh:

Parapunter
9th Jun 2008, 20:12
One once set up an airside office for the chaps - you know the ones, underneath the south term at Gatwick - Happy fiftieth Gatwick, by the way.

This would have been 96-97 & it wasn't realy a problem then. They was all drivers & loaders, so the air was blue in a few ways most mornings. Baa coppped a blind un, but then it's a bit rich to complain about pollution when a 75 is doing a ground test twenty foot from the ashtray.:p

con-pilot
9th Jun 2008, 20:14
I always thought smoking airside outside was dangerous?.

Yes it is, that is why aircraft have blown up on the ramp on a daily basis all over the world for all these years. A little known secret is that Boeing and Airbus actually encourage smoking airside/ramp/tarmac so that they can replace those thousands of airliners that blow up every day with brand new aircraft. :cool:

It is also a hell of an achievement that the wire fence that separates airside/ramp/tarmac from the non-airside/ramp/tarmac areas where smoking is permitted prevents aircraft from blowing up. You know, no smoking past this fence, smoking allowed this side of fence. :p

END BAG
9th Jun 2008, 20:35
there has been a smoking area opened up airside at E.M.A. It is between the I.D.L and the tower but i think this is for passengers and NOT staff. All it is is a cage like a monkey cage and there is room for about twenty people in there.

Flying Farmer
9th Jun 2008, 21:00
The engineers can smoke to their hearts content outside and airside at Exeter, have to say I even gave the smoking area a go. Good set up it was :ok:

As for Manch damn good idea, was a complete waste of time going through security for a light up.

ZH875
9th Jun 2008, 21:18
It is also a hell of an achievement that the wire fence that separates airside/ramp/tarmac from the non-airside/ramp/tarmac areas where smoking is permitted prevents aircraft from blowing up. You know, no smoking past this fence, smoking allowed this side of fence. :p


Doesn't it work just like a big Davey Lamp, where the wire fence conducts the heat of the cigarettes away?:8

G-CPTN
10th Jun 2008, 02:44
Jet fuel A1 or B is not easy to ignite (certainly in comparison to petrol/gasolene), however the result of an ignition might be more extensive than a mere automobile fire.
If there is (GA) AVGAS around, this is extremely volatile in vapour form.

winglit
10th Jun 2008, 03:04
G-CPTN don't you mean expensive.

TimmoWhakatane
10th Jun 2008, 03:05
The 'tick tick tick' sound when a turbine starts is in fact an Irish midget smoker with a bic lighter "come on ya fookin thang"

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