Sharjah Municipality promotes awareness of preventive solutions to reduce child accidents

SHARJAH, 7th January, 2018 (WAM) — Under the slogan “My Protection is your Responsibility,” the Sharjah Municipality has launched a week-long awareness campaign to educate residents about taking precautions to reduce children’s injuries caused by falling from buildings.

The campaign has been launched, in co-operation with Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority, Sharjah Urban Planning Council, Sharjah Police Headquarters and the General Directorate of Sharjah Civil Defence.

Sheikh Khalid bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority, said, “The authority launches awareness initiatives on all aspects of security and safety. It co-operates with all government agencies to ensure the security and safety of individuals. ‘My Protection is your Responsibility’ stemmed from the authority’s ongoing endeavour to instill the concepts of prevention, raise the awareness of the community, in terms of security and safety, spread the concept of prevention, and consolidate the ideas related to it among the members of society. The campaign aims to prevent children from falling from buildings.”


He highlighted the important role of parents in ensuring safety requirements in their homes and urged them to take the necessary precautions to reduce children’s domestic accidents by educating them about household security and safety measures, such as removing all kinds of furniture from balconies, fitting windows with locks, in addition to watching children throughout the day.

Thabet Salem Al Tarifi, Director-General of Sharjah Municipality, said that the campaign aims to involve the population in taking responsibility for protecting their children from falling off balconies and windows, by taking precautions to avoid such accidents.

He affirmed that the Municipality is keen to co-ordinate with authorities in the emirate and mobilise joint efforts to achieve the highest levels of public safety in Sharjah, either by enhancing the safety requirements and monitoring their application or by spreading awareness about them among all segments of society, individuals and institutions.

This is in implementation of the directives of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to spare no efforts to preserve the safety of the community, especially young children, so that Sharjah remains a safe and ideal environment for all UAE citizens, visitors and residents.

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