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Fourth annual gas station safety campaign concludes to great success

The campaign enhanced safety at gas stations by an impressive 98%. (Image source: UAE Joint Committee for Security and Safety)

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The UAE's Joint Committee for Security and Safety, in collaboration with strategic partners like ENOC, ADNOC Distribution, and Emarat, has successfully concluded its fourth annual national gas station safety campaign for the summer of 2023

Covering all UAE fuel stations, the campaign achieved impressive results, enhancing safety measures at gas stations by a remarkable 98%. Furthermore, compliance with safety regulations saw a substantial 25% increase compared to the previous year. Themed "Five for Your Safety," the campaign aimed to not only boost safety but also reaffirm the UAE's status as the world's safest nation.

The campaign focused on reducing traffic accidents, vehicle fires, smoking incidents, and standardising alarm signals at gas stations. Public engagement played a pivotal role, resulting in a remarkable 96% awareness rate. More than one million individuals actively participated in the campaign, with its materials garnering 20 million views. Throughout the campaign's two-month duration, 24 awareness videos and 20 publications were widely shared on social media and displayed prominently at gas stations across the nation.

HE Eng. Sharif Al Olama, undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure for Energy and Petroleum Affairs, said, “The campaign’s fourth edition has succeeded in enhancing security and safety indicators at petrol stations and solidified the UAE's prominent global standing in safety and security. Safety at gas stations, integral to our security system, ensures the well-being of our community.”

“These positive outcomes are a direct result of the heightened awareness and unwavering commitment of our community members to security and safety regulations. This success story also embodies the harmonious integration of national efforts and the constructive cooperation among all strategic partners of the campaign.”

Meanwhile, HE Saif Humaid Al Falasi, group CEO of ENOC, added, "Our National Campaign for Security and Safety at Petrol Stations, themed 'Five for Your Safety', has once again concluded on a high note, a testament to the comprehensive planning and strategic insights that shaped it. This achievement was made possible by the unwavering dedication of the Joint Committee for Security and Safety , and the synergistic collaboration of our valued strategic partners. As a team, we've successfully advanced our core objectives, reinforcing safety protocols at gas stations across the nation.

"These significant milestones empower us at ENOC Group to further champion this campaign in the forthcoming years. Our guiding principle remains steadfast: to uphold the highest standards of safety at our stations and to persistently engage and educate our community, prioritising the safety of both individuals and assets."

The campaign, which ran from 26 July 2023 to September 25, significantly raised awareness of safety and security regulations among more than one million drivers and gas station visitors. Users demonstrated strong commitment by strictly adhering to safety guidelines, including maintaining a speed limit of 20 km/h when entering, remaining in the car unless necessary, refraining from smoking, turning off the engine, and ensuring the fuel tank was securely sealed.