Over 1,000 stations in the country to have additional safety features
KUALA LUMPUR — June 24, 2016: (Bernama) — Petronas is working together with the police to create safer spaces for the public with more than 1,000 of the company’s petrol stations nationwide designated as “Go To Safety Points” (GTSPs).
The initiative was launched today at a ceremony at the station on Jalan Kolam Air Lama, Ampang, that was attended by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, Petronas Chairman Tan Sri Mohd. Sidek Hassan and its President and Chief Executive Officer Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin.
“Our more than 1,000 stations nationwide present the public greater access in reaching out for assistance in case of emergency,” said Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Petronas Dagangan Mohd. Ibrahimnuddin Mohd.
“Our collaboration with the police will equip dealers and their employees with the capabilities to better handle emergency situations so that our customers feel confident and safe at our stations,” said Ibrahimnuddin.
He also said that Petronas proactively engages the authorities to evaluate the implementation of security measures and procedures at its premises in mitigating potential risks to customers and their assets.
Khalid said that the collaboration provides an alternative to the public to receive aid in emergency situations.
The first phase of the initiative will involve the installation of safety features including strobe lights, as well as engagements with station dealers carried out in stages.
The police has also conducted training for dealers and their employees from 512 stations in the central and northern regions. Training for all stations is expected to conclude by September.
Among the modules covered in the training are an introduction on GTSP, basic law, self-defence as well as citizen’s arrest. Participants are also taught how to handle victims in a trauma and administer first aid.
People who face emergency situations can now come to a Petronas stations for assistance.
Additionally, with road safety being the highlight during the festive seasons, Petronas returns with its coffee break campaign for the 17th consecutive year to distribute 900,000 cups of hot coffee and snacks to motorists this Hari
People can drop by at 147 stations to enjoy the free goodies on July 2 and 3 from 6pm and from 3pm on July 9 and 10 while stocks last.
For more information on the coffee break and the locations of participating stations, visit www.mymesra.com.my. — Bernama