EMGAS Training Programmes at Al Manzil Hotel
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Emirates Gas (EMGAS), a subsidiary of the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), has unveiled a series of dedicated training programmes for various stakeholders in line with its corporate social responsibility to promote the safe handling, usage and operations of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the country.
The training programmes, to be conducted throughout the year, commenced with special sessions recently held for Dubai Municipality, Dubai Civil Defence and the Al Manzil Group of Hotels.
“The comprehensive training programmes are a strong demonstration of our commitment to promote the highest standards of safety in LPG handling and operations. We are focused on continuously engaging with our stakeholders, especially partners like Dubai Municipality and Dubai Civil Defence who tirelessly work with us to promote safety,” said Zaid Al Qufaidi, Managing Director – Marketing, ENOC.
The sessions for Dubai Municipality and Dubai Civil Defence were held on May 6 at the Civil Defence Training Centre in Al Hamriyah. It covered comprehensive training on cylinder safety and handling, and aimed to prepare and equip local authorities in handling emergency situations. The training also underlined the importance of implementing proper procedures in the handling, storage and usage of LPG cylinders, improving safety and quality of life in the community, and strengthening relations with government partners.
The training sessions for the Al Manzil Group of Hotels, led by Ali Abdullatif Al Hammadi, Quality Coordinator, and Pramod Mandiram, Marketing Executive – Accounts & Product Development, covered topics such as basic safety for end users, how to identify and tackle gas leaks, causes of fires and combating fire.
“These training programmes have been tailor-made in line with the nature and functions of our stakeholders. The training programmes for Dubai Municipality, Dubai Civil Defence, and our committed partners in all safety drives, are aimed at promoting safe usage of LPG throughout the community,” said Hesham Ali Mustafa, Senior Director, ENOC Gas Marketing & General Manager of EMGAS.
EMGAS recently concluded the second phase of its public safety awareness campaign, held in association with Dubai Municipality and Dubai Civil Defence. During the first phase, around 200,000 LPG safety leaflets were distributed across ENOC/EPPCO service stations. An estimated 5,000 households were also approached to promote awareness on safe LPG usage, alongside a full-fledged media campaign held in three different languages.
For over 38 years, EMGAS has been the leading supplier of LP gas products and services in the UAE. Its customer portfolio includes hotels, residences, industrial and shopping malls in the UAE, and several international markets.