Abu Dhabi Ports launches heat safety campaign

ADPAbu Dhabi Ports has launched the ‘Working Safely in the Heat’ campaign in its ports and KIZAD as part of the Abu Dhabi Occupational Health and Safety Center (OSHAD) and UAE Ministry of Labour’s Safety in Heat programme

Abu Dhabi Ports campaign is being held for the fourth year to raise awareness about the dangers of working in the heat and help prevent heat-related illnesses during the summer months, according to TradeArabia News Service.

The Abu Dhabi Ports campaign will be running until 15 September and the campaign is aimed at raising awareness amongst Abu Dhabi Ports’ employees and Abu Dhabi ports users and the truck drivers visiting the ports and KIZAD on the risks associated with heat and how to avoid heat stress.

The campaign will also highlight the importance of a healthy lifestyle; balanced diet, good sleep and hygiene as well as hydration for workers during the hottest months of the year. It will also help workers and employees identify the signs of heat-related illnesses amongst their colleagues, so as to catch any incidents that may occur and provide them with the required initial treatment as early on as possible.

Mohammed Al Tamimi, senior manager HSE at Abu Dhabi Ports, said, “We hope that this campaign will mean that everyone can keep safe and hydrated and that we will have no Lost Time Incidents as a result of heat related illnesses. This campaign will ensure that everyone in our ports and the industrial zone will know how to stay safe by recognizing the early signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses and can seek treatment accordingly.

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