The Fire Section provides emergency services using a wide range of firefighting and fire prevention methods. The team takes proactive measures like providing regular training exercises and conducting mock / fire drills (Rescue / Evacuation drill and Emergency First aid), periodic inspection, testing, maintenance & operation of firefighting equipment, such as Extinguishers, Breathing Apparatus / road run of all fire vehicles /appliances monitoring for fault fire alarm & firefighting system.
In 2020, in order to strengthen the fire and emergency response capacity at Qatar Steel, a new fire prevention and emergency action plan was developed. Additionally, the HSE team participated in the Istijaba project on rescue operations initiated by Qatar Petroleum. A project for expansion of the firefighting system for a centralized firefighting and alarm system in the HSE office was also initiated.
Qatar Steel maintains a strong security system based on sound measures, including regular patrols and a CCTV system which provides 24/7 site monitoring. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Security guards had an expanded role of checking temperatures and distributing masks to all visitors, in addition to verifying the health status on the Qatar COVID-19 mobile application before allowing people to enter the plant facilities.