DP World rolls out "Beat the Heat" campaign

Port operator targets health and safety of workers.
Rashid Abdulla Al Qahtani, coo, DP World, UAE Region, along with teams from operations, hr and safety departments, distributing "Beat the Heat" packs
Rashid Abdulla Al Qahtani, coo, DP World, UAE Region, along with teams from operations, hr and safety departments, distributing "Beat the Heat" packs

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With the summer temperatures soaring, DP World, UAE Region, rolled out a “Beat the Heat” campaign this week at all its facilities, detailing practical ways to safeguard against the dangers of prolonged heat and sun exposure.

“Beat the Heat” consists of two “Fitness to Work” programs. The first safety drive lasts four months, between now and the end of September, and the second part of the program is linked to World Heart Day in November.

As part of the program, a total of 5,000 special kits will be given to employees deployed in the operation areas such as the terminals, container freight stations, and in the technical, marine and general cargo departments. Each pack consists of hand towels, hydration solutions, safety glasses and educational literature such as pocket cards and posters with information on protection against extreme hot weather.

Mohammed Ali Ahmed, director for strategic planning, human resources and business support, DP World, UAE Region, said the program has been designed to deliver essential support to the operation workforce and bring them some relief during the hot summer months.

“Our supervisors will closely monitor the well-being of our workers throughout these months to ensure they benefit from the campaign,” he commented.

“Beat the Heat” is also a message the campaign is delivering to the rest of the port community by distributing awareness booklets among all DP World staff and to third party contractors. The information not only includes suggestions on how to deal with the searing summer heat at work, but also at home.

 

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