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Safety / Security

At WFS we put safety and security at the heart of what we do. We understand that aviation is both high hazard from a safety perspective, and high threat from a security perspective and for this reason our core values revolve around constantly striving for the highest safety and security standards. Safeguarding our people, our customers, and their assets is of the utmost importance to us and for this reason we are continually investing to reduce safety and security risk across our global operations.

Our safety and security organisation comprises a central function headed by the Global Head of Safety & Security, supported by regional teams with extensive experience in safety and security within both ground handling and cargo operations.

We have several specific safety and security programmes in place including:

US Cargo Security

A world leading cargo security management system ensuring that your cargo is protected from both aviation security and asset loss risks. As well as local monitoring, our 2,000 networked CCTV cameras are supervised from Security Operations Center within the heart of our Americas Headquarters at New York JFK.

We employ the latest screening technology including dual-view x-ray and Explosive Trace Detection, linked in to our world leading ePic cargo management software solution.

We instil a positive security culture across our whole workforce through our innovative and leading “ACT” programme, ensuring that every member of our team understands the need to be Alert, Compliant, and Trained. This is supported by a network of security culture champions known as ACT Ambassadors.

Our security system is underpinned and continually tested by a team of 18 security professionals who conduct both local quarterly site compliance audits and annual thematic audits of our security management system.

We work closely with TSA and customer airlines to promote best practice and adapt quickly to new threats and intelligence.


IATA Safety Audit Ground Operations (ISAGO)

We are ISAGO registered at over 15 locations globally and are active participants in IATA’s ISAGO Oversight Committee and Airside Safety Group amongst other industry bodies.


We hold several other safety, security and environmental accreditations at locations across our network, including ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, TAPA, RA3, AEO and CEIV (Pharma).