In the framework of the existing and constant cooperation between the College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture at Umm Al-Qura University and the General Directorate of Civil Defense in the Holy City of Makkah, and in collaboration with the Arabic Qira'at Company (Salim Service) which is accredited by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization, the Electrical Engineering Department at Umm Al-Qura University participated in the initiative entitled, "Go for Electrical Installations Safety". This initiative was held on Monday 26 Rajab, 1440 A.H., under the supervision of His Excellency Eng. Fawwaz Al-Zaidi. It was attended by His Excellency the Dean of the College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture, Dr. Ahmad Al-Ahmadi, His Excellency the Vice Dean of the College and the Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Dr. Muhammad Al Al-Shaykh, and a number of academic staff members and students.
This initiative aims at becoming acquainted with the number of facilities, public squares and lampposts to make sure of their electrical safety and ensure there are no electrical hazards in those sites. A number of students from the Department of Electrical Engineering participated in this event with the aim of gaining experience and practical knowledge that may be of benefit to them in the future. It also aims at edifying students on the importance of volunteering in the work of the Civil Defense, especially in work related to safety, preventive education, and raising awareness of all segments of society. A workshop was held to qualify students for field participation in the work of the initiative.