16 April 2019. AENORAENOR, Spain's leading certification company, has awarded IFEMA the Emergency Management Certificate, which certifies the Institution's capacity to respond effectively to an emergency situation. This certificate is based on the UNE-EN ISO 22320 Standard for the Protection and Safety of Citizens. Managing Emergencies. Requirements for the response to incidents.
IFEMA's CEO, Eduardo López-Puertas, on being given the ISO 22320 certificate by AENOR's Sector and Product Marketing Manager, Pablo Corróns, pointed out that “by being awarded this certificate, IFEMA's ability to deal with emergency situations is clearly evident, not only regarding the work undertaken by its safety team but also considering its facilities, which have the latest technology and quality standards in this field”.
In the words of Pablo Corróns, "AENOR's Emergency Management Certificate confirms that IFEMA successfully implements the best available practices in this area, as set out in the international ISO 22320 Standard. AENOR has certified the first 30 organisations under this standard, whose ultimate aim is to save lives and minimise the risk of any possible harm or injuries".
The constant renovation of the security systems of its facilities is one of the areas to which IFEMA pays special attention, with the aim of ensuring adequate safety and quality to the 3.6 million visitors who come to its premises each year, and through which 700,000 vehicles circulate. As an example, last September, the Institution finished installing a high security access control and video surveillance system for the Madrid Trade Fair, composed of a series of protection devices with state-of-the-art safety barriers, as well as strategically located, fully integrated, centrally operated video surveillance equipment.