Abu Dhabi: The Media Committee of the Joint National Awareness Campaign for Security and Safety at Gas Stations has announced the launch of its fourth consecutive edition of the campaign. With the slogan “Five for your Safety,” the campaign is scheduled to kick off on 26th July 2023 and run until 25th September 2023.
The campaign is in line with the vision of the UAE’s leadership to improve levels of security and safety in society. The Committee includes representatives of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the General Command of Civil Defence at the Ministry of Interior, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat), and the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC).
The campaign aims to raise awareness about safety and security indicators and the proper practices to be adopted at gas stations, particularly during fuel filling. It also targets enhancing individuals’ adherence to safe fueling practices, that is, slowing down to 20 kilometres per hour (km/h) upon entering the station, avoiding getting out of the vehicle unless absolutely necessary, avoiding smoking, turning off the engine, and ensuring that the fuel tank is tightly closed.
The campaign will use a variety of media and tools to spread its awareness messages as widely as possible. These messages will be shown on gas station screens across the nation, as well as on the government’s and the campaign partners’ social media platforms.
The campaign comes as an initiative to increase gas station users’ adherence to the rules and regulations that will ensure their safety, especially in light of the campaign’s third edition’s outstanding success in achieving results that helped raise the percentage of compliance with security and safety requirements in gas stations from 54 percent to 74 percent and the percentage of awareness from 89 percent to 95 percent.