Riga Airport’s Healthy Activities

Riga Airport staff take part in a gentle exercise routine on April 23, 2012.

Riga Airport staff take part in a gentle exercise routine on April 23, 2012.

To celebrate the 2012 World Day for Safety and Health at Work – April 28 – Riga International Airport has declared that this week; each day from April 23-28, its staff will be taking part in an activity related to safety at work or healthy life.
Throughout April the airport company will focus on promotion of occupational safety by informative activities.  The personnel have been 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.
Arnis Luhse, Chairman of the Board of Riga International Airport said, “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.”
The Week for Occupational Safety and Healthy Lifestyle in the company began on April 23, with a visit of the State Labour Inspectorate representatives and a lecture entitled “An Accident is never a Matter of Chance.”
Tuesday will be the Health Day when the employees can visit the first aid station and get a doctor’s consultation.  They will also have an opportunity to give blood in the State Blood Donation Centre bus at the airport.
Wednesday is Sports Day, with special offers given to the airport staff by the representatives of various sports clubs.  Thursday will be dedicated to healthy nutrition, whereas on Friday the employees will be urged to set and collect their personal records.  The week’s activities will conclude on Saturday – ‘he Day of Joy’– when everybody is invited to join collective gymnastics. 
The week-long programme was organised in collaboration with the airport worker’s trade union.
(Photo – Riga Airport)