Abu Dhabi Ports launches fire safety campaign in co-ordination with Abu Dhabi Police

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Published November 10th, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ports Company
Abu Dhabi Ports Company

Abu Dhabi Ports―the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the emirate―is organising a three-day fire safety campaign for its staff, tenants and contractors. The drive titled “Fire is Everyone’s Fight” is running from November 9 to 11 at Zayed Port, near Gate number 2, giving special emphasis on improving fire safety in warehouses.

The campaign in coordination with the Emergency and Public Safety Department of Abu Dhabi Police is part of Abu Dhabi Ports’ continuous efforts to enhance safety in the work place.

“Abu Dhabi Ports has a proactive action plan in place to avert any potential accidents in our ports and industrial zones. Fire prevention is its top priority and we have been implementing all possible preventive steps as per the international safety standards,” said Mohammed Al Tamimi, Senior Manager, Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE), Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi Ports

 “As awareness is the key to prevent fire incidents, this campaign will play major role in implementing our strategy to keep our premises safe and protected,” Al Tamimi said.

On all three days, the Emergency and Public Safety Department of Abu Dhabi Police will provide training to the attendees. The participants will also have the opportunity to practice firefighting with Abu Dhabi Ports’ cutting edge fire simulator while learning about the different types of fire extinguishers and their correct usage.

The fire experts will carry out safety inspections of fire extinguishers in vehicles visiting Zayed Port.

Furthermore, Abu Dhabi Ports will display its state-of-the-art fire truck and showcase the vehicle’s equipment and functions, and give out information brochures and giveaways to all attendees.

Background Information

Abu Dhabi Ports Company

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) is a master developer and regulator of ports and industrial zones. The objective of ADPC is to act as an enabler for development and trade and facilitate its contribution to the diversification of the national economy. In doing so, it will provide its customers and stakeholders with the highest levels of service in a responsive and transparent manner.

ADPC was established in March 2006 by Emiri Decree No. 6 of 2006 in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as part of the restructuring of the commercial ports sector in the Emirate and was given control and regulatory enforcement power over all commercial ports assets previously owned by the Abu Dhabi Seaports Authority (ADSA).

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