ADAC rolls out summer safety campaign for outdoor staff

Published July 7th, 2010 - 07:46 GMT

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is rolling out a series of heat awareness seminars to advice all personnel working outdoors on how to stay safe during the summer season. With an aim to reduce the risk of heat-related health issues, the seminars, entitled "Key to working safely in and around heat", will teach staff about preventative measures, as well as how to spot early indicators of heat stress. ADAC has hundreds of employees under its supervision, whether from its subsidiaries, contractors, stakeholders or its own staff, indispensable to safe airport operations, working outdoors at its airports. By holding seminars on the effects of heat exhaustion and ways to deal with it, ADAC aims to provide staff with the awareness they need to stay safe at work and outside of work throughout the day during the hot summer months.

Captain Salem Mohammad Al Khazraji, Head of Learning and Development, ADAC, said: "While the summer season means soaring temperatures and intense sunshine, it is also a busy time for the airport as passenger traffic increases around holidays. We are committed to safe operations at the airport and to the safety of our staff, and these seminars highlight the health risks of being out in the summer heat, whether for work or leisure, and the measures to take to reduce it."

This initiative is part of ADAC's role in promoting corporate social responsibility programs as it heads various educational, training, and social development activities in the emirate, which would benefit the well being of the community. In May 2010 ADAC sponsored the Bridge Foundation Program organized by the UAE Academy to train employees with special needs, from ADAC and other government organizations, to develop their occupational skills and support their economic independency. 

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