Emirates Gas launches LPG safety drive
Dubai, July 10, 2010
Emirates Gas has launched a safety campaign in collaboration with the Public Health and Safety Department of Dubai Municipality, to raise awareness about implementing safety procedures in the handling, storage and usage of LPG cylinders.
A leading supplier of LPG cylinders in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, Emirates Gas said the two-week long campaign targeted business establishments like restaurants, cafeterias and hotels in Dubai.
The campaign ensured that businesses had special well-ventilated cabinets made of un-inflammable substances that were provided for gas cylinders and that no other hazardous or flammable substances are stored.
Emirates Gas also ensured that fire-extinguishers were easily accessible in case of an emergency and pipelines and valves were serviced and maintained regularly.
Hesham Ali Mustafa, general manager, Emirates Gas said the company was committed to strengthening the use of safety requirements amongst its customers.
'Safety first is our motto at Emirates Gas. LPG cylinders, which is one of the most popular fuels for cooking can also be very hazardous if not installed within certain standards,' Mustafa explained.
'We believe that educating our customers is vital to reduce the incidence of fires and accidents due to gas leakage which is why it is important that the properties and safe handling are understood and applied,' he added.
Sultan Al Suwaidi, head of the Public Safety section at the Health and Public Safety Department, Dubai Municipality said, “Gas distribution companies, restaurants, cafeterias, public kitchens, and bakeries were targeted to avoid gas cylinders explosion due to misuse. It is also part of the daily department activities to ensure the implementation of safety procedures for gas cylinders.”
Emirates Gas regularly trains distributors and their employees in safe distribution, transportation and storage of LPG cylinders.-TradeArabia News Service