The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, represented by the Sharjah Training & Development Center (STDC), has recently launched an online course on the “infection and ways to prevent and combat it”.
The training course is targeting the business community, corporate officials, and the private sector, as part of the SCCI’s preventive measures to ensure the safety of Emirati society and in line with government efforts and measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
The key thematic areas of the course are the pathogenic microorganisms and the chain of infection, factors leading to the risk of infectious diseases, control, hygiene and health measures, personal hygiene, safe waste treatment, environmental pollution, and health legislation, as well as the responsibilities of employers and employees towards preventing infectious diseases.
Maryam Saif Al Shamsi, Assistant General Director, Support Services Sector of the SCCI, emphasized the SCCI’s keenness to work together with the concerned authorities to create awareness-raising programs about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among business owners and employees to provide a safe and healthy workplace.
Al Shamsi stated that the training course is provided in collaboration with Highfield, one of the UK's leading awarding organizations for vocational qualifications, work-based learning and apprenticeship qualifications, adding all you need to register for the course is to visit the STDC website and go to the learning management system to join the course from your home or your workplace.
“The course also includes a practical application (3D simulation) and rich media content suitable for all cultures. Upon the successful completion of the course, the trainees will be able to download a certificate of e-learning completion from Highfield,” she concluded.
A Systematic Action Plan
Amal Al Ali, Director, STDC shed light on the SCCI’s efforts in carrying out several precautionary measures and developing a systematic action plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These measures include the daily sterilization and disinfection of the chamber headquarters and other branches.
“Preventive measures have also been implemented in customer happiness centers, including distributing gloves to customers and employees, sterilizing of all external points and inside the departments, canceling the fingerprint device, and implementing the remote working system,”
Al Ali called on the private sector and the business community to join hand with the relevant government agencies in terms of implementing preventive and precautionary measures to battle the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety and health of their employees, by providing remote jobs in areas that do not require the attendance of the staff member in the workplace.