ADNOC urges parents to keep their kids safe at fuel stations

Fuel giants launch campaign after introduction of self-service fuel pumps 

ADNOC urges parents to keep their kids safe at fuel stations

Abu Dhabi motorists have been getting to grips with filling up their own cars after ANDOC's fuel station shake-up earlier this summer.

Now the fuel giant has released a new promotion aimed at keeping your kids safe as you fill up.

While it is common in many countries around the world to have to fill up your own vehicle at the fuel station, some in the UAE have always availed of the attendants on hand to do it for them.

And now they are having to do it themselves, there’s a list of things for them to be aware of.

ADNOC has this week released tips and the video below on how to make sure your child can stay safe while you sort out the fuel tank.

They include making sure your child’s seatbelt is fastened and keeping a window open for ventilation.

Hanadi Saleh Al Yafei, Department Director of SCFA and Head of the Organising Committee of CSC, said: “Our objective is to safeguard children from any risk or danger, which can be successfully implemented only when we have secured all of their access points through strong partnerships with entities across the UAE.

“All our efforts and initiatives are aimed at disseminating awareness guidelines for the protection of children, parents and members of society in general. 

“Ensuring children’s safety everywhere and at all times is a shared responsibility, which must be fulfilled not only by their parents but child-centred institutions and everyone else in society.

“We need to double our efforts to educate people on safety guidelines, especially with busy working parents.”

Previously, motorists were able to get attendants at fuel stations to fill up their vehicles for them.

But the introduction of a Dhs10 fee for that service has seen many people opt for the self-service option instead.

ADNOC's child safety social media campaign is being run with the slogan #yourchildyourresponsibility.

ADNOC’s tips:
1. Learn in advance how to refuel your vehicle, or ask a member of staff for help. 

2. Make sure your child is secure with the seatbelt fastened.

3. Ensure that the childlock system on the vehicle doors is activated and turn off the engine completely while refuelling. Have the windows slightly open for ventilation.

4. Keep your children engaged in a suitable activity. Keep an eye on them to ensure their safety.

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