H&S delivers necessary safety precautions to ACK’s community through four different channels:
- Toolbox talks
- Awareness sessions
- ACK culture building programs
HEALTH AND SAFETY ORIENTATIONS
There are three orientations that H&S participates in: HR orientation program for new staff, Student Affairs orientation program for new students and organized orientations for contractors.
Toolbox talks are done for ACK staff, students, and contractors as necessary by Health & Safety staff. Occasions when toolbox talks may be required are:
- Due to inspection findings.
- Incident root-cause analysis results.
Students might experience medical emergency situations because of injuries, complications of chronic health conditions, or unexpected major illnesses during class. Such incidents might include but not limited to asthma attacks, bleeding, chocking, diabetic shocks, fainting, heart attack, seizures, and strokes. What is done by the student’s lecturer and his/her colleagues as soon as the emergency occurs is crucially important and might save person’s life. Oppositely, on the other hand if mishandled, it could endanger and jeopardize the student’s medical condition. Once annually, H&S delivers an awareness session to all faculty and lecturers on how to deal with a medical emergency that takes place in classrooms.
CULTURE BUILDING PROGRAMS
H&S attempts to enhance the safety culture at ACK using different culture building programs. These programs include but not limited to broadcast emails with a variety of safety topics, H&S magazines, and H&S events, having student workers and internship students.
Student workers and internship students get to perform safety inspections, safety audits, arrange for awareness sessions and learn how to follow-up on incidents and accidents ensuring all corrective actions are fulfilled.
SAFETY INITIATIVES AND ADDITIONAL AUDITS/TRAINING
- EASA safety audits for the school of Aviation.
- Delivered a virtual training to 60 fresh graduates in coordination with Kuwait Industries Union for graduates that will be working in private industries. The topics covered were regarding working safely.