Heathrow’s special assistance service provider OmniServ has been awarded the Team Heathrow ‘Passenger Health and Safety Award’ for use of the ProMove Sling, which was introduced across the airport terminals earlier this year.
The award was presented at the Team Heathrow Health & Safety Awards 2018, a Heathrow initiative to celebrate the performance of its external suppliers and contractors responsible for helping with the day-to-day running of the airport.
The ProMove Sling allows passengers with reduced mobility (PRM) to be transferred between aircraft seats and wheelchairs more quickly, efficiently and safely.
OmniServ worked in partnership with the airlines at Heathrow to deploy nearly 100 of the ProMove Sling devices across the airport’s terminals after the airport granted it a £23m contract in the wake of a report slamming Heathrow for its disabled access.
Antony Marke, group managing director at OmniServ, said: “The health and safety of both passengers and our employees is of utmost importance and it’s a testament to our team and the ProMove team to be recognised by Heathrow in this way.
“This is just one of many innovations and solutions that we are deploying across the PRM operation at Heathrow to help improve the passenger experience and maintain high standards of dignity and care.”
Dana Thomas, director of ProMove UK Ltd, said: “This is wonderful news and I am delighted that the product has been acknowledged in this way.
“We hope that the ProMove Sling will continue to make such a positive difference for passengers with reduced mobility when travelling by air.”