April xx, 2016
Abu Dhabi Ports launches third annual Truck Drivers Safety Campaign
Awareness drive offers safe driving tips to 2,000 drivers
Abu Dhabi, UAE:Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirateâ€™s ports, along with Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad), has launched the third annual Truck Drivers Safety Campaign to promote safe driving behaviours among port users. The week-long campaign titled â€œBe Aware & Drive with Careâ€ being held at Khalifa Port from April 24 to 26, and at Zayed Port on April 27 and 28, will impart safe driving tips to around 2,000 (two thousand) people who regularly drive inside the port premises. Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirateâ€™s ports, along with Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad), has launched the third annual Truck Drivers Safety Campaign to promote safe driving behaviours among port users. The week-long campaign titled â€œBe Aware & Drive with Careâ€ being held at Khalifa Port from April 24 to 26, and at Zayed Port on April 27 and 28, will impart safe driving tips to around 2,000 (two thousand) people who regularly drive inside the port premises.
The campaign, organised in partnership with Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), Borouge, the leading petrochemical company that provides innovative, value creating plastics solutions, and Grand Mills; has the involvement and support of Abu Dhabi Police, Emirates Traffic Safety Society, Emirates Driving Company, National Security Institute, the Department of Transport (DOT), Medeor Hospital, LLH Hospital and DULSCO. As part of Abu Dhabi Portsâ€™ commitment towards safe port operations to ensure the safety of its staff, customers and visitors; the campaign aims to pre-empt traffic incidents inside the port premises and beyond.
â€œThe elaborate arrangements and huge resources made available for this campaign highlights our conviction that awareness is the key to safety, which is our top priority,â€ he added.
â€œCommitted to our long-term partnership with Abu Dhabi Ports as one of our strategic partners, we are pleased to jointly participate in this Truck Drivers Safety campaign and contribute to enhancing the safety awareness of the users of Abu Dhabi ports, particularly, Khalifa Port which is a vital UAE Gateway for Borougeâ€™s products since 2012,â€ said Ahmed Al Shamsi, Senior Vice President â€“ Supply Chain Management at Borouge.
â€œSafety has always been our first priority at Borouge and that is why this campaign is important to educate truck drivers and enhance their skills in handling our products at these ports and warehouses to ensure their safe delivery at our customersâ€™ destinations.â€
A variety of safety messages and gifts will greet all drivers entering the ports during the campaign. The drivers will have a chance to attend a free health screening offered by Medeor Hospital and LLH Hospital, and to experience the state-of-the-art driving simulators of Abu Dhabi Ports, and Emirates Driving Company (EDC). Abu Dhabi Police and EDC will deliver presentations on safe driving in English, Urdu, Pashtu and Arabic. Free safety inspections for trucks will be offered by EDC and Abu Dhabi Portsâ€™ Fire Rescue Services at Khalifa Port. EDCâ€™s â€˜Roll-over Carâ€™ and â€˜Seat Belt Convincerâ€™ will make the participants aware of the importance of wearing seat belt through a simulation experience.
National Security Instituteâ€™s (NSI) Community Safety Simulation Training Trailer will offer guidance on safety and emergency preparedness during the campaign. Borouge and Abu Dhabi Terminals will give tips on forklift safety to educate drivers about safe driving of such loading vehicles at the container terminals and warehouses to avoid accidents involving the fall of objects. Abu Dhabi Portsâ€™ Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), Grand Mills, Abu Dhabi Terminals and Borouge, will exhibit a series of new induction movies and booklets, which offer tips on risk management across the whole port area.