Abu Dhabi Airports recently launched its ‘Beat the Heat’ summer heat awareness campaign for 2015.
The annual campaign spreads over four months from June to September, which aims at presenting a comprehensive set of guidelines and training sessions on how to safely manage the high temperatures expected during summer.
The intensive campaign, delivered by the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) includes training sessions held at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Ain International Airport and Al Bateen Executive Airport.
The campaign will also enable supervisors and workers to understand risks associated with heat stress, to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses, and take necessary precautions and control measures.
Eng Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer of Abu Dhabi Airports said: “The multifaceted campaign demonstrates Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to provide a safe workplace for employees, suppliers and subcontractors.”
In coordination with Environment, Health & Safety team at Abu Dhabi Airports, GCAS also delivered the train-the-trainer sessions for potential instructors. The sessions also covered best practices to control heat stress during Ramadan.