Abu Dhabi, August 27, 2023: Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (ADQCC) started its preparations for the new academic year with crucial early steps, including several specialized training workshops for Abu Dhabi school bus supervisors and drivers.
The workshops were designed to ensure that the school bus supervisors and drivers are adequately armed with the necessary skills, knowledge, and prevalent procedures to ensure the student's safety during transportation to and from schools.
The training workshops included specialized lectures and interactive discussions about important topics, such as safe driving techniques, emergency procedures, bus periodic inspection, and adherence to health protocol.
The new step is a part of the ADQCC's ongoing efforts to enhance school transportation safety and ensure a safe and protected educational environment in Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the Integrated Transportation Centre and the Department for Education and Knowledge.
Reflecting the emirate's commitment to providing the highest level of services and care for all, the ADQCC has issued (23,958) conformity certificates to school bus drivers and (27,419) conformity certificates for school bus supervisors since the inception of the personnel conformity service.
ADQCC's Central Testing Laboratory sector has held several training workshops for more than (40) food suppliers for educational institutions in Abu Dhabi, focusing on a group of varied lectures about food quality and safety.
The workshops constitute a valuable opportunity for food suppliers to improve their knowledge and understanding of the latest food quality and safety standards and requirements applied in Abu Dhabi, as they provide a communication chance to exchange knowledge and experience among participants and contribute to improving the food products supplied to educational institutions.
The step is a part of the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council's efforts to enhance the level of food safety and quality in the emirate, and ensure the provision of high standards products to the educational institutions and the society in general.
In collaboration with an action group for foods circulated in educational institutions and several public and private strategic partners, the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council has updated the Guide of Food Traded in Abu Dhabi Schools, reflecting the utmost importance of providing the best services and practices, aiming to bring about the Abu Dhabi futuristic ambitious vision to enhance the educational institution's student’s health across all age categories.
The guide is applied in all private and partnership schools, institutions' schools, Zayed Higher Humanitarian Care Organization affiliated special needs centers schools, as well as educational institutions food suppliers to the emirate's schools or entities working in the educational institutions' cafeterias.
H.E. Dr. Helal Hamed Al Kaabi, the ADQCC's Secretary General, said that the council, in collaboration with more than (20) entities in Abu Dhabi, has launched the school bus supervisors and drivers conformity program to contribute to the development of the school transportation services, through upgrading the skills of the human cadre working in the sector. The program was designed in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Executive Committee team for school transportation and its affiliated committees.
His Excellency assured that the program has contributed since its implementation to saving the souls and properties through coining mechanisms and stipulations that contributed to training and asses the targeted labors on how to act correctly and professionally in emergency times and evacuating school buses, in addition to following the safe driving rules in all weather conditions, adherence to the correct paths and traffic diversions, as well as following the safety rules necessary to ensure the safe transportation for our students.
The Secretary-General also explained that the ADQCC is overseeing the continuous development of the conformity program for school bus supervisors and drivers to ensure safe school transportation infrastructure that matches the world levels to ensure the safety and protection of the students and society.
His Excellency, the Secretary-General, underscored the council's commitment to providing various quality infrastructure services to raise service levels and care to guarantee students a safe educational environment.