The General Directorate of Civil Defense in Sharjah organized the first gas companies forum in 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the presence of Colonel Sami Al Naqbi, Director General of Civil Defense Department in Sharjah.
Directors of Civil Defense Departments and a number of representatives of the gas sector in the Emirate attended the forum as well.
The meeting discussed requirements for licensing gas suppliers, transportation and filling of cylinders, besides safety guidelines, which the civil defense personnel are keen to define and educate workers with it to avoid the danger of gas cylinders, which is considered a time bomb.
Colonel Al Naqbi stressed the importance of following the guidelines and complying with the requirements for transporting gas cylinders to avoid the legal violation that may lead to the closure of the facility or canceling the license, noting the need to take care of the gas cylinders and place the cylinder in a well-ventilated area , minimize their number in one place.
Col. Al Naqbi pointed to the importance of training the workers and giving them necessary instructions during fixing of gas cylinders inside homes away from negative practices that may lead to accidents.