Aswaaq conducts H1N1 awareness training program

Published October 19th, 2009 - 01:22 GMT

In line with its vision to ensure that all employees are aware of the key health and safety standards, Aswaaq has recently conducted an H1N1 awareness training program in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority. The program sessions were held at aswaaq’s offices in the EBV tower and gathered over 40 employees from different departments. The sessions were held in two different timings and presented by Dr. Saif Ahmed Darwish, Community Medicine Practitioner, who educated the employees on all the needed facts about the flu, its origin, its spread, its symptoms and how to be protected and cured in case of infection.

Commenting on the training program, Ms. Hind Al Falasi, Relations Manager at aswaaq said:

“We are always eager to increase our focus on health and safety standards, especially in the times were we are witnessing the spread of infectious diseases that are affecting human lives around the globe. It is our role to transfer knowledge and information about H1N1 to our employees so that they can be aware and can contribute effectively in elevating the level of safety and health standards within aswaaq’s stores.”

“The sessions given by Dr. Darwish were highly appreciated by all the employees and aided in increasing their knowledge about H1N1 and how to be protected from it. We will be holding similar sessions at aswaaq stores in Mizhar, Nad Al Hamar and Umm Suqeim in the coming week and in the month of November and I would advice all companies that operate in the food industry to conduct such training and raise the awareness of their staff about a key concern such as the swine flu”, added Al Falasi.

Since its launch, aswaaq has focused on the health and safety issues both in food sections and in general staff health conditions. The extensive efforts have qualified aswaaq to receive HACCP certificates for two of its branches and to be awarded by Dubai Municipality as the best Dubai Municipality Customer Award.

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