Assessment of the Impact of Training and Retraining of Staff and Fire Safety Preparedness at Nigerian Domestic Airports


Authors : Ede Arinze Anthony; Akpoghomeh Osi S; Emenike G.C

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 12 - December

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This research assessed of the impact of training and retraining of staff and fire safety preparedness at Nigerian domestic airports. The objectives of the study were to: Assess the effect of training and retraining of staff and disaster preparedness; examine the availability of manual fire safety equipment and its effect on fire disaster preparedness; and to determine the effect of fire alarms facilities on the level of disaster preparedness at Nigerian Domestic Airports. The study adopteda cross-sectional design using the survey method. The population of the study involves 21 domestic Airports operating in Nigeria with 462 heads of internal departments, 105 safety officers of safety services, and 2 additional employees from each internal department i.e., 924 operating in the 21 domestic airports total (1,491) as statistically reported by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (2019). Out of 21 domestic airports in Nigeria, 8 airports were randomly selected. The study sample size of 400 was obtained using the Taro Yamane formula. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire. Data collected were analysed using both descriptive statistics. Findings among others showed that there is a significant difference in the perceptions of respondents on the training and retraining of staff and the fire alarms facilities at Nigerian Domestic Airports. Also, there is no significant difference in the perceptions of respondents on the availability of manual fire safety equipment at Nigerian Domestic Airports. Recommendations were made as follows: airport administrators and the government urgently need to upgrade facilities to meet up with modern disaster demands in the airports, stakeholders have to establish a Terms of Reference, have regular meetings, and use a common Operational Airport Information System.

Keywords : Fire, Disaster Ppreparedness, Safety, Training, impacts.

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