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Security and Safety Department Organizes a Course on Smoke Detection Systems Code in Hospitals
25 September 2013
The Security and Safety General Department at the Ministry of Health (MOH) organized a five-day course on Smoke Detection Systems Code in Hospitals. During the course, the participants have become acquainted with the requirements of the US National Fire Protection Association for smoke detection systems at health facilities. It is worth mentioning that this association is reckoned the main reference for the standardization of every fire-fighting system in all types of healthcare buildings. Furthermore, safety engineers and specialists from government and private health sectors participated in the course.
 
For his part, the Director General of MOH Safety and Security, Eng. Anas Abdullah Al-Zaid, has highlighted the Ministry's keenness to protect patients and their safety, drawing attention to the ongoing organization of the training courses, for the development of safety and security in the health domain. Examples of such courses include: risk management, protection against hazardous materials, adoption of standards, and disaster control at health facilities. Within the same vein, Eng. Anas, has pointed out that the Department seeks to achieve its strategy, by connecting the systems of fire detection and fire extinguishing with TV surveillance at all health facilities; in order to cover all facilities in directorates and regions, and then in the MOH headquarter over a period of three years.
 
 



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