Changi Airport Group (CAG) has introduced new measures such as refresh pods, water coolers and protective sun wear to keep its outside workers cool.
At the new 2.5-metre-tall refresh pods installed at various staff rest areas, cool air blows and circulates within the pod at the easy touch of a button. These pods help the airside workers to cool down or dry themselves. Each pod can accommodate up to five at a time.
To keep workers well hydrated, there are over 40 water coolers installed at the airside, which makes it to about eight coolers per pier. A drinks truck has been deployed to remind workers to drink up. Protective sun wear such as UV arm sleeves have also been distributed to the staff.
About 30,000 workers work at CAG’s airside as ramp assistants, aircraft maintenance engineers and in-flight catering drivers, to name a few. For new joiners, heat acclimatisation protocols were encouraged for them to get used to the work environment. These heat stress management measures are part of managing higher ambient temperatures at the CAG under its climate resilience strategy.