HOTELS should educate their employees on fire preventive measures as Ramadan tents are being set up across the country.
The Civil Defence has launched an awareness campaign to educate the public, including domestic workers and hotel staff, on health and safety measures at homes and traditional tents.
"Domestic workers are the ones who cook in the house and should be aware of basic things such as turning off the gas stoves, keeping children away from flammable items, among other safety measures," said Civil Defence protection and safety directorate head Captain Engineer Haitham Al Qassab.
"Also, during our Ramadan tent inspections, we have found that some of the hotel staff are not aware of safety measures.
"In case of a fire, they are the first people who should inform others of exit routes or other measures."
According to the latest figures, nine tents fulfilled the set of safety requirements last Ramadan, but this year only six have abided by regulations so far.
Cap Al Qassab also stressed that overcrowding of people near emergency sites prevents firemen from carrying out their job.
"People should not crowd near any accident sites as it poses a risk and could hinder rescue teams from carrying out their tasks," he said.