ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, March 26th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
The Abu Dhabi Civil Defense General Directorate called upon the public to abide by the prevention and safety requirements, and to secure the gas cylinders in their home kitchens away from areas where fires occur or may be caused.
Captain Majid Abdullah Al Tamimi, Chief of the Media and Public Relations Section in Abu Dhabi Civil Defense General Directorate, provided the necessary guidance so as to prevent fires from igniting due to the explosion of cylinders in homes. He stressed the importance of making sure not to turn on any electrical switches connected to air ventilators that may either fan or vacuum air, and not to light anything if a gas leak is suspected. He noted that in the event that an electric switch had been turned on, any spark near leaking gas could lead to an explosion.
He urged families to ensure that gas cylinders are placed in secure locations inside the kitchen, far from the antics of children and in an area that is not exposed to sunlight. Captain Al Tamimi advised families to ascertain that the safety requirements of gas stoves and electric cookers in their homes are met. Adding further, he advised restaurants and hotels to ensure the safety of their gas pipes, electrical wiring, the cleanliness of the stove and the absence of an oil buildup, and to be mindful in overseeing the work conducted in the kitchen. In both domestic and industrial kitchens, he recommended that no children are allowed to enter or to be near flames and hot cooking equipment unless supervised.
Noting that the air ventilators in kitchens are one of the main causes of fires in homes and restaurants, Captain Al Tamimi emphasized the importance of cleaning the air ventilators so they do not become saturated with oils, as they tend to burst if they get too hot. He discussed the importance of having good kitchen lighting in order to be able to properly see and manage everything. Reiterating the importance of supervising children around dangerous areas, he urged families to pay attention to their child’s safety and to not ignore them due to the myriad of dangers that lurk both within and outside of homes – especially if the children get their hands on lighters, matches, or pesticides.
The educational guidance comes as per the Abu Dhabi Civil Defense General Directorate’s keenness to educate the public regarding the necessary conditions for prevention and enhancing safety.
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