DP World Rolls Out Annual ‘Beat The Heat’ Campaign
By Anuja Abraham
DP World has rolled out its annual “Beat the Heat” campaign at all its facilities in the UAE, detailing practical ways to safeguard against the dangers of prolonged heat and sun exposure.
The summer initiative predominantly focuses on outdoor workers in Jebel Ali Port, Port Rashid, Al Hamriya Port and Fujairah Container Terminal, and will last three months.
During the on-going campaign, special packs will be distributed to 6,000 employees deployed in the operation areas such as the terminals, container freight stations, and in the technical, marine and general cargo departments. Each pack consists of special cooling neck-bands, fast-hydrating drinks and information on protection against extreme hot weather.
Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said:“The safety and health of our employees is an absolute priority, and the hot summer months bring particular dangers, especially for those working outdoors. The campaign delivers essential support to our people on the ground and brings them some relief during the hot summer months.”
Masoud Al Noori, Director – Human Resources, DP World, UAE Region, said: “The Beat the Heat campaign is part of DP World, UAE Region Welfare Programme.
But we are also delivering the message to the rest of the port community by distributing awareness flyers amongst all DP World staff and to third party contractors. The information includes suggestions on how to deal with the searing summer heat at work and at home.”