Heroic Response

Aramco health and safety training springs to life in traffic emergency

Company security officer secured the scene and reported an accident and subsequent car fire via Tawakkalna.

Aramco health and safety training springs to life in traffic emergency

When driving from al-Aflaj to Abha in Saudi Arabia’s Southern Region, Theyab M. Atif, an Aramco security officer, selflessly put the company’s health and safety training into life-saving action. Both the Red Crescent and the Governor of Tareeb under the Governorate of Asir, as well as Aramco’s management, recognized his quick thinking and adherence to company protocols. 


“On July 7, I was about 500 kilometers from al-Aflaj, about to enter a turn in the road, when I saw a family car had hit the rear of a truck, sparking a fire in the vehicle,” Atif explained.


He immediately filed an emergency report with the Tawakkalna app and secured the scene.


“The car’s battery was on fire and a family of four were in the vehicle. The father had a severe leg injury and one of the children had an injured and bleeding face,” Atif continued. “The first thing I did was grab the fire extinguisher from my car and put out the fire. Then I assisted the family out of the vehicle and placed them in a safe area and tended to their wounds with my medical kit, before emergency services arrived.”


To ensure the safety of any oncoming traffic, Atif secured the accident scene with safety cones.


Aramco training came immediately to my mind, which enabled me to treat the wounds to prevent further blood loss, extinguish the fire, and make the accident scene as safe as possible.
— Theyab M. Atif


Atif was complemented by the attending paramedics on his excellent care of the injured family, who as a result of his quick actions are now safe and well.


So thorough was Atif’s response, he received a letter of appreciation from the governor of Tareeb under the Governorate of Asir, and from the Red Crescent. His excellent response was also recognized by Aramco’s management with a ceremony to present him with a certificate of appreciation, delivered by Muad K. Al Badran, director of the Central Region Industrial Security Operations Department.


With traffic safety a core priority of Aramco, which has a fleet of over 11,000 vehicles, and mandatory health and safety training — as well as SafeTravel, a digital journey management tool — Aramco employees like Atif are well prepared to respond to accidents on the road, on and off Aramco premises.


Caption for top photo: Pictured from left are Abdulwahab H. Seebeh, manager of the Riyadh Security Operations Division; Turk K. Ogail, manager of East-West Pipelines Security Operations Division; Muad K. Badran, director of the Central Region Industrial Security Operations Department; Theyab M. Atif, Industrial Security officer; Nader S. Asis, manager of the Riyadh Remote Services Operations Division; and Mohameed Dhaher, Central Region 911 Emergency Center chief.


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