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Abu Dhabi: What are the safety protocols when refuelling? It turns out that the list starts with the approach, the moment before you reach the fuel pump itself. The simple rule: slow down.

This is contained in the latest edition of joint awareness campaign for security and safety at gas stations spearheaded by the Media Committee of the joint national campaign for security and safety at petrol stations, under the slogan “Five for your Safety”.

The fourth consecutive edition of the campaign is set to run from July 26 to September 25.

The campaign aims to raise the level of awareness on safety and security indicators and the proper practices to be adopted at gas stations, particularly during fuel-filling.

5 for your safety

It also targets to enhance individuals’ adherence to safe fuelling practices, i.e.,

  • Slowing down to 20 km/h upon entering the station,
  • Avoiding getting out of the vehicle unless absolutely necessary,
  • Avoiding smoking,
  • Turning off the engine, and
  • Ensuring that the fuel tank is tightly closed.

The third edition of the campaign had outstanding success in achieving results that helped raise the percentage of compliance with security and safety requirements in gas stations from 54 per cent to 74 per cent and the percentage of awareness from 89 per cent to 95 per cent.


The campaign is a creative initiative to increase gas station users’ adherence to the rules and regulations that will ensure their safety and spread its awareness messages as broadly as possible using a range of media and tools.

These messages will be shown on gas station screens across the nation, as well as on the government’s and the campaign partners’ social media platforms.

The campaign is in line with the vision of the UAE’s leadership of improving the levels of security and safety in society.

The Committee includes representatives of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the General Command of Civil Defense at the Ministry of Interior, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat) and the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC).