As it has been announced several times, all Employees must keep their TAP ID card visible at TAP facilities, at all times. This is mandatory in order to keep the high security standards inside all facilities.
With this in mind, and to make sure that all Employees have the right tools, the TAP ID KIT was created, including a cardholder, a ribbon and a flyer – with the 10 Customer Relationship Principles and 10 Security Principles at TAP – and will be distributed, in phases, to all the airline Employees.
TAP’s family is big and, therefore, the delivery of the kits will be done in a segmented way and in different locations. Excluding Crew, ME and Station Managers, all TAP Employees must collect their Kit at Building 27 South, 7th floor, Room 10, at Campus TAP. They can do so on working days, between 08h00 and 18h00, except between 12h00 and 13h00 (lunch break). This process will run until the delivery of the last ID Kit. The Employees at Stations must contact their Station Manager in order to obtain their Kit.
“The adoption of preventive measures is the best strategy that all entities associated to civil aviation should implement.”
This initiative takes place in a very particular context in the European civil aviation history. Sérgio Bagulho, Head of Security at Campus TAP, explains this decision: “The current context of threat of the airport structures determines the adoption of mitigating measures related to the access control. Portugal is not one of the countries with a high risk in these matters, but the adoption of preventive measures is the best strategy to all entities associated to civil aviation.”
“On the other hand”, continues, “TAP Campus is inserted in the Humberto Delgado Airport infrastructure and a big part of its exterior is attached to the security restricted area – the “air side” – therefore, with augmented responsibilities in controlling people and vehicles in its interior”.
The TAP ID KITs are personal and non-transferable, as is the TAP identification card, and will only be delivered to the respective Employee, one by one. “If all Employees bear in mind the procedures on the flyer, that we call the 10 Security Principles at TAP, if we all act accordingly to these good practices, we will all be contributing to a better common security”, finishes Sérgio Bagulho.
TAP ID cards will also be updated and will be replaced as soon as there is the need for the Employee to request a new one, with a transitional period of a few years.