Essential training in first aid, fire fighting and emergency evacuation given to around 3,000 employees in UAE
Dulsco, a quality management system certified company with a reputation for providing HR Solutions and Waste Management Services, organised a Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) Week from December 10 to 17, 2009, which saw the participation of around 3,000 Dulsco employees. The company’s annual Quality Health Safety Environment Week (QHSE Week) featured various activities such as fire fighting competitions; emergency evacuation drills; and training sessions on proper equipment handling, defensive driving, electrical safety and basic first aid.
The QHSE Week – which is held yearly to reaffirm Dulsco’s commitment to upholding the highest QHSE standards in all its operations and work practices – also featured quizzes, hazard spotting competitions, safety slogan and safety poster competitions to test and reward the employees’ QHSE knowledge and abilities. A health camp focused on dental hygiene – where more than 150 employees were examined - and blood donation camps in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah were also organised as part of the QHSE Week.
“Quality, health, safety and environment standards are integral to our sustained organisational success. This event reminds us to uphold safe and environmentally-responsible practices and infuse quality in everything we do. It is also our way of expressing our concern for the well-being of our employees,” said Mohammed Ayub, senior manager, QHSE, Dulsco.
78 diverse QHSE activities were conducted Dulsco-wide to educate employees on different QHSE subjects. This year the activities were planned to cover all levels of employees keeping workers as the epicenter of the campaigns.
Around 400 employees were presented with various gifts and appreciation during the week. Emergency evacuation and fire drills were conducted in all premises – including Dulsco Qatar.
“Such wide spread QHSE campaigns are conducted in the Dulsco primarily to emphasize the criticality of quality, health, safety and environment in different operations, and reassure the importance of QHSE related matters of employees, customers and the society at large ,” said Johnson Alexander, Director of HR and QHSE.