Kulluna has recently successfully completed its sixth Child Passenger Safety Training (CPST) course at the Hamad International Training Center (HITC). The CPST initiative was launched in 2013 in partnership with HITC and Safe Kids Worldwide.
The training was held over four days and focused on teaching participants to become child passenger safety technicians so that they can teach parents and caregivers about how to choose and correctly install the appropriate car seat for their children.
Many parents who use car seats often have them incorrectly installed and the technicians can spot the mistakes and show the parents how to fix the errors to ensure their children are safe.
Dr. Khalid Abdulnoor Saifeldeen, Director of Hamad International Training Centre said: “Until now, we have trained more than 45 people to become CPST technicians and are committed to hold this training more frequently. Car-related injuries are preventable accidents and by educating these participants, we are able to spread awareness among the general public about the importance of car seats.”
He added that car seats are recommended for all children and it is essential to select the appropriate seat for every child depending on his/her height and weight.
Mr. Gary Sykes, ConocoPhillips Qatar president commented: “As the founding sponsor of Kulluna, we are extremely proud at how well the CPST course has been received, especially given the amount of time and commitment required to complete it. We thank all the participants for taking part and joining the Kulluna family.
This goes to show the impact of Kulluna’s ongoing safety initiatives on members of the society who help us reach out to a wider circle of families. At ConocoPhillips, safety is the ultimate core value and it is our collective goal to eliminate all injuries and incidents.”
For more information, please contact:
Corporate Communications Department
Hamad Medical Corporation