ADNOC Distribution to Launch Public Awareness Campaign to Promote Safe Use of LPG Cylinders and Regulators

‘Safety! It’s in Your Hands’ Drive to Run from 8 August to 29 August 2016

07 August 2016

ADNOC Distribution has announced the launch of a special safety campaign titled ‘Safety: it’s in Your Hands’to raise public awareness on the correct ways of transporting, handling, and using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders and their regulators.

The campaign, which will run from 8 to 29 August 2016, will primarily target communities across the Northern Emirates, where LPG cylinders are one of the main sources of cooking fuel at home.

To run through ADNOC Distribution’s social media channels and some radio stations in the UAE, the awareness campaign will provide the public with practical and easy-to-remember tips on the proper acquisition, transportation, storage, usage and disposal of gas cylinders. It will also feature innovative light-box branding at ADNOC Distribution’s service stations across the Northern Emirates that sell LPG cylinders, and distribute magnetic sticker giveaways for use as friendly reminders at home.

In a bid to avoid unfortunate accidents at home, the campaign will inform end-users about the accurate safety method of transporting and handling the LPG cylinders. In addition, they will be informed of the correct way to install the cylinders and the importance of storing them in an upright position and conducting regular inspections at home.

Speaking on the relevance of the campaign, Khalid Hadi, Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communication at ADNOC Distribution, said: “When handled correctly, LPG gas cylinders are a safe and wonderful amenity. Our campaign; ‘Safety! It’s in Your Hands!’ is designed to remind people, particularly house wives, maids and workers about important do’s and don’ts associated with gas cylinders in their possession.

Hadi added: “As part of our commitment towards corporate social responsibility and the health, safety and environment principles, we will to continue organising and managing several awareness campaigns aiming to educate our customers on the possible risks that might occur as a result of handling the its petroleum products.”

The educative campaign is set to build on the ongoing efforts of ADNOC Distribution in promoting gas safety across the Northern Emirates, that retail 25 lb and 50 lb LPG cylinders at subsidised rates for those holding Rahal E-Gas cards.