OUR TODAY’S TOOLBOX TALKS TOPIC IS SAND STORMS IN KUWAIT.
- Sand storms in kuwait become inclement and poses a variety of hazards.
- Sand storms, or a “Shamal”, can occur in only a few hours. Winds will blow from 50 to 60 miles per hour and visibility can become very poor during Sand storms in kuwait.
- Do not drive into the desert during a strong sandstorm in kuwait. Stay on roadways and do not exceed 50 kilometers per hour.
- If you are outside during a Shamal you should move indoors or find cover from the wind and sand. Always have a pair of goggles with you when working out of doors.
- Do not try to walk through a Shamal. Stay indoors, in a vehicle, or at a minimum, stay where you are.
- Assistance or transportation can be requested by radio.
- During the winter months (November through February) the temperature can drop to freezing. During the winter keep a heavy coat for use.
- In the spring, heavy rains will fall in Kuwait. The rain and oil that will wash onto roads will make driving very hazardous. DURING HEAVY RAINS REDUCE SPEED. Off road, the speed limit in such conditions should not exceed 50 KPH and may need to be lower.