Marshalling is accomodated within the Airside Support unit. This department consists of 5 teams with about 13 employees each. 5 employees of each team are responsible for the marshalling tasks. All of these personel are contracted by the Airport, which is exploited by Schiphol Group (http://www.schiphol.nl/index_shg_en.html) and work in a 3x8 hours schedule:
The Airside Support department has several tasks besides marshalling. It is also responsible for Snowclearing on aprons, taxiways and runways in winter, (safety) escorts of construction companies on the airfield, temporary obstacle and work area, Airside cleaning and other tasks. All of these tasks have their own specialists.
The runway inspections are done by the Birdcontrol unit who also are repsonsible for scaring the unwanted feathered visitors on the airfield. On aprons and taxiways this is often done by a marshaller or other nearby Airside operations vehicles.
The tasks of a marshaller at Schiphol are:
- Aircraft/parkings (marshalling and automatic docking system)
- Ramp and apron safety
- Coordination of the bustransportation proces at Airside
- Preventing FOD
- Emergency and calamity response