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'Business as normal' as Liverpool Airport tests its emergency plan
AN emergency exercise is being staged at Liverpool John Lennon Airport tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16.
The exercise starts at 9am and lasts for approximately three hours. It is being held to test and exercise procedures within the airport’s emergency plan which is used in the event of a full scale emergency incident.
This is a follow on from a similar exercise staged last year that centred around a simulated collision between two aircraft at the airport and will look at procedures in place to deal with passengers who may be injured.
It is a requirement by the Civil Aviation Authority for airports such as Liverpool to regularly test its emergency procedures.
This multi-agency exercise will also involve personnel from Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, Merseyside Police, North West Regional Ambulance Service and local authority representatives in addition to a number of volunteers.
The airport will be operating ‘business as usual’ throughout the exercise and no passengers or airlines will be affected by the training taking place.