Marketing and Media Department – Dubai:
Emirates Transport (ET) organized a series of first aid training courses for its employees, between the 9th and 20th of this month, in its various branches in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah, Fujairah and Umm al-Quwain.
Khaled Shukur, manager of the Environment and Occupational Health and Safety Department at ET, said: “The training comes within the framework of professional and functional training plans held periodically with the aim of renewing the First Aider licenses granted to a number of the company’s employees, as well as qualifying new participants.”
Shukur added there were 10 training courses, organized in cooperation with QHSE International, which have benefited 119 male and female employees, and resulted in the qualification of a new batch of licensed first aiders, in accordance with the legislations in force in the state, to be able to provide first aid in their workplaces when needed, as well as to meet the legal requirements that require the availability of trained first aiders in the workplace.
The manager of the Environment and Occupational Health and Safety Department at ET further stated that the courses dealt with a number of related topics, especially the principles of general first aid such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, dealing with burns, fractures and various wounds, as well as covering many topics and potential injuries in the workplaces of Emirates Transport based on its business activities, such as injuries in the auto maintenance workshops and transport services.
He added that the eight-hour courses included theoretical and practical training for all attendees, and in order to achieve this goal optimally, the number of attendees in each session was limited to 12 people in order to enable everyone to do the practical exercises adequately.