Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: BAE Systems Saudi Arabia recently held a series of presentations in Riyadh and Dhahran, to help improve the driving safety of attendees by raising awareness of the dangers and the consequences of unsafe driving.
Organised by the Company’s Safety, Health and the Environment (SHE) Department, the presentations were attended by BAE Systems Saudi Arabia employees and representatives of the Royal Saudi Air Force.
Engineer Abdullah Al-Mashari, Head of SHE in BAE Systems Saudi Arabia, said: "With a number of sites across the Kingdom and employees travelling to and from work or visiting customers, partners or suppliers, driving safety is a key priority for BAE Systems Saudi Arabia."
"The company is constantly raising safety-awareness among its employees and partners about what they need to do to protect themselves, whether at work or at home and also while driving, highlighting the importance of safety for the individual, their families and those around them."
Abdullah added: "A video highlighted real stories of life, loss, tragedy and regret and left the air heavy with emotion. It impressed upon attendees that their future – and the future of other road users - is in their hands when they are behind the wheel.”
As part of the presentation, the audience heard from individuals who had been seriously injured following a traffic accident - Mr. Mohammed Al Sharif in Riyadh and Mr. Fawwaz al-Dakhil in Dhahran. Currently Mohammed is a Wheelchair Skills Trainer and Recreational Therapist at Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City, while Mr. Fawwaz al-Dakhil is a teacher.
“Hopefully we have taken a step towards reducing the risk of attendees being killed or seriously injured on the roads” said Abdullah.
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