Oman Cables Industry distributed fire extinguishers to all its employees
Oman Cables Industry has always been committed towards contribution to the national economy and the safety of all its employees. The company believes in giving back to the society through its Corporate Social Responsibility program (CSR).
As a part of the CSR program, the company organized its first fire safety gathering on the 25th October 2016. The event was honored by the presence of Chief Guest Lieutenant Col. Mr. Ali Saif Al Khalidi from the Civil Defense, Muscat as well as chief delegates from the Civil Defense Rusayl Area, Ministry of Manpower in Rusayl, Ministry of Chamber and Commerce, Ministry of Chamber Rusayl industrial area and the Headquarters of the Rusayl Industrial Area.
Each employee was given with a fire extinguisher along with a comprehensive guide to fire prevention and the operation of the extinguisher.
Gert Hoefman, CEO of Oman Cables Industry said that: “More often there is news about properties and human life lost due to fire accidents. Some of these are caused by faulty, counterfeit and unapproved cables and wiring. It is therefore always important to ensure the best and qualified electrical products are used. We must always follow preventive methods to prevent the accidental fires from being started. In addition to fire prevention, it is also important to have fire containment program. Fire extinguishers play a vital role in keeping us safe. Therefore the company is distributing fire extinguishers to all its employees for their safety.”
The Chief Guest Lieutenant Col. Ali Saif Al Khalidi said in his speech: “The idea of distributing fire extinguishers with fire prevention guide is an excellent deed, and highly thoughtful of Oman Cables Industry. We really appreciate the company’s effort on taking the lead in spreading the awareness and the importance of fire safety to their employees.” He also added: “Employees must take effort and understand the importance of fire safety, it’s very unfortunate that many neglect to see the value of it. He then thanked the CEO and Oman Cables Industry for this well thought initiative and we hope to see more of these valuable initiatives by other companies.”
Oman Cables Industry will further continue to expand this initiative to general public on fire safety by creating awareness on fire prevention and fire containment programs.
The event concluded with a tour in the Advanced Testing Laboratory, the only one of its kind in the GCC region which was commissioned in 2014. There are many advanced tests conducted in this lab, from simulation of different environmental condition for cables to testing the cables to failure. The tour was well received and appreciated by our guests.