The Joint Committee for Security and Safety has officially commenced the fourth edition of the national awareness campaign for safety and security at petrol stations for summer 2023. Themed “Five for Your Safety,” the campaign aims to promote safety protocols and awareness among gas station users during fueling, with the goal of safeguarding both customers and service providers.
Running until September 25, 2023, the annual campaign is a collaborative effort of representatives from the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the General Command of Civil Defence at the Ministry of Interior, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat).
The campaign aligns with the UAE’s vision for the next fifty years, focusing on ensuring safety and security, promoting sustainable development, and prioritizing the well-being of individuals. It emphasizes the importance of adhering to safety guidelines while filling fuel, such as maintaining a 30 km/h speed limit when entering the station, refraining from smoking, turning off the engine during fueling, and keeping the vehicle stationary to prevent hose dislocation.
Sharif Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure for Energy and Petroleum Affairs and Team Leader of the Joint Committee for Security and Safety, expressed optimism that the campaign would create a culture of safety and responsibility within the community, safeguarding lives and fostering a secure environment.
Major General Dr. Jassim Mohammed Al Marzouqi, Commander-in-Chief of Civil Defence at the Ministry of Interior, highlighted the significance of awareness campaigns in achieving strategic objectives and enhancing community security.
The campaign has garnered the support of major entities like ADNOC and Emarat, emphasizing their commitment to prioritizing safety and security within their operations and the broader community. These organizations stress the importance of adhering to safety standards, preventive measures, and continuous training to achieve the highest levels of quality and safety.
Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of ENOC Group, reiterated their focus on safety and security, stating that the campaign would educate motorists on safety indicators and proper procedures at service stations.
Through this joint effort, the UAE seeks to enhance public awareness and promote a culture of safety at petrol stations, reinforcing its esteemed regional and global standing in terms of security and safety.