QAFCO's safety campaigns are one of the most effective means to increase safety awareness. Our heat stress campaigns during extreme summers, for instance, go a long way in improving awareness among employees and contractors alike. These campaigns helped to educate employees on heat stress prevention and the first aid measures to be taken in case of heat exhaustion, like taking the person to a cool area, fanning and providing cool electrolyte drinks (depending upon the patient’s condition) etc. During Heat Stress Prevention Campaign, bilingual heat stress prevention leaflets (depicting the heat stress indices / urine colour, which advise the workers to identify heat stress symptoms in the early stage and address them immediately) were distributed along with soft drinks, to employees, contractors and visitors. The campaign was marked with display of heat stress related flags and banners in and around QAFCO premises.
Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) awareness programs for employees.
Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) awareness programs for employees is a priority at QAFCO. Annual safety workshops organised for employees on a variety of safety related issues assist in furthering the cause of safety.
Community safety awareness programs
QAFCO's safety awareness program spreads beyond the boundaries of QAFCO to reach the immediate community. The employee’s families are given awareness demonstration on home safety, kitchen safety and use of first-aid fire extinguishers. These exercises have helped in growing the safety awareness among the public and helped in developing a well-informed community.