SPSA enhances community awareness of protection against disease

  • Tuesday 02, June 2020 10:44 PM
  • SPSA enhances community awareness of protection against disease
Sharjah 24: The Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority (SPSA) has drawn a plan to communicate its mission and goals to "achieve a safe and risk-free society". The Authority has harnessed the latest modern capabilities in the virtual communication to spread awareness among all segments of the community.
The Authority’s plan has come in light of the current conditions that the world is experiencing these days, which impose on institutions to change their working methods, reduce working hours, and compel individuals to apply the so-called social distancing, to ensure that no diseases or viruses are transmitted, and to implement the mechanisms of containing infectious diseases.

The Authority also organised courses and programmes for its employees to protect them from transmitting infectious diseases and viruses, educate them on the correct sterilisation methods and familiarise them with the most important information about viruses.

On the other hand, the Authority provided 13 training and awareness sessions targeting more than 250 employees from various departments. The courses focused on occupational safety and health, as well as the basics of first aid and the safety of the elderly and children.

Moreover, the Authority has implemented awareness-raising workshops on diseases and viruses, through the use of social networking applications such as "Instagram and Facebook" in addition to the remote training platforms (Zoom-WebEx), which provide a quick and effective picture to convey awareness messages to the largest segment of society.

In this context, Engineer Sheikh Khalid bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of SPSA, stressed that communicating the idea of ‘safety first’ is a cooperative role between the Authority and members of the public, where every person must inform his family members about the safety measures that must be taken in cases of injury or fire so as to ensure that the individual is ready to protect family members, home, or even his place of work.