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, emphasised the SCCI’s keenness to work together with the concerned authorities to create awareness-raising programmes 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 organisations 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.
Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry was established by an Amiri decree issued in 1970 by His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah in order to effectively and vitally participate in the organisation of economic life and the prosperity of its trade, industry and professions sectors on all levels and in cooperation with the concerned establishments and bodies and local departments.
Thus, the chamber is keen to include in its membership all the companies and establishments practicing economic activity in the emirate whether it is trade, industries or professions. It has been obligatory for the chamber to follow the economic and civilizational development witnessed by United Arab Emirates a matter that naturally requires change on the different services and activities of the chamber. The law No (1) of the year 1980 organising the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry was issued too include the articles of association and the legal rules and provisions drawing the chamber’s ambitious objects and set the means for its achievement through administrative and executive body having positions according to responsibilities.
In 2003 the chamber witnessed quantum and qualitative leap represented in His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah issuing a new law organizing the chamber and giving it wider fields and bigger jurisdictions in order to continue its route with positive contribution in all fields of economy and investment and to serve the community as a whole.
In 2007 the chamber’s new organisational chart was approved and an administrative and executive body was set with positions as per the responsibilities, duties and the nature of services, activities and jurisdictions in the departments, offices and sections in a manner coinciding with the new economic boom.