As temperatures rise in Qatar, Kulluna will again visit construction sites and outdoor workplaces across the country in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of protecting against the heat.
Last year Kulluna representatives visited more than 50 construction sites and other locations, distributing packs containing items that will help workers beat the heat, such as a reusable water bottle, a cap, fresh fruit, a regular water bottle and a portable cooling bag to keep the liquids cool at all times.
During each visit, the Kulluna team also distributes information leaflets- translated into five languages – are also handed out for workers to be able to revisit the information at their own convenience and share with their friends and colleagues.
Dr. Khalid Abdulnoor Saifeldeen, Director of Hamad International Training Centre said the campaign was being brought back because of the success of last year’s efforts.
“With summer being one of the longest seasons in Doha, it is important for us to educate everyone in Qatar and raise awareness about heat-related illnesses and how to prevent them,” he said.
“The aim of the ‘Beat the Heat’ campaign is to reduce the number of heat related illnesses by educating the public, particularly those who work outdoors and their employers, about how to stay safe in the heat. By taking a few simple steps, you can prevent heat-related illnesses.”
ConocoPhillips Qatar President, Gary Sykes stated: “We at ConocoPhillips are very pleased that the ‘Kulluna Beat the Heat’ is being re-launched for the second consecutive year. This campaign has already achieved a great deal in Doha and beyond. The unique approach adopted by the Kulluna team allowed us to go directly to construction sites and reach out to workers, teaching them about how to stay healthy especially during the hot summer month. Last year’s edition attracted large scale attention and equipped more than 20,000 workers throughout Qatar with the knowledge and tools to be safe and healthy while working outdoors in the heat.”
Sykes concluded, “‘Kulluna Beat the Heat’ reflects ConocoPhillips strategic pillar of Health and Safety at ConocoPhillips. As founding sponsor, we are pleased to know that all the workers we will reach out to through this campaign will continue to benefit from the tips and advice we will give them. This is just one of many initiatives that ConocoPhillip’s intends to support in the years to come to help ensure the people of Qatar remain safe and well.”
Image 1: Dr. Saifeldeen, Mr. Sykes and others pose next to the Kulluna Beat the Heat campaign caravan
Image 2: (from right) Dr. Saifeldeen, Mr. Mohamed Al Noimi, Chief of Communication and Chief of Staff at Managing Director’s office, Mr. Sykes and Mr. Hassan Al Hail, Assistant Executive Director at the Corporate Communications Department attended a press conference to announce the campaign re-launch.