Posted on December 19, 2016

Hamad International Training Center (HITC) recently held its twelfth Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technician training course in collaboration with Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Company.

Over a dozen people took part in the training course, which was held at Nissan’s main Doha showroom. The HITC CPS technicians also provided specialized training to Nissan staff on child passenger safety so that they can give informed advice to customers and families visiting the showrooms.  So far nearly 130 people have taken part in HITC’s unique CPS courses. “The course included teaching participants how to select the right car seat for a child based on age, weight and height, and aims to educate participants about helping parents and caregivers keep their children safe in motor vehicles, using appropriate car seats and restraints,” said Dr. Khalid Abdulnoor Saifeldeen, Director of Hamad International Training Center.

“This is the second time we have worked with Nissan Qatar on this program, and we are pleased that car dealerships are taking the initiative when it comes to child passenger safety,” said Dr. Saifeldeen. “It is important to understand that most times, child injuries from car-related accidents are preventable,” Dr. Saifeldeen said adding: “Car seats for children are available until the child reaches the weight and height where they are able to safely use the car seat belt system designed for adults.  It is essential to select the appropriate seat for every child depending on his or her age, their height, weight and stage of development.”

Mr. Hisham Saleh Al Mana, Chairman and Managing Director of the Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Company said: “We are always keen to take part in great initiatives that will lead to the safety and wellbeing of our most beloved ones. The program with HMC is a quest to keep children safe when they are present in vehicles. There is a long way to go in raising awareness in our community about the importance of child safety and this course is just the tip of the iceberg in what we will be doing with HMC. The program lies at the heart of our individual and corporate values and we are proud to play a part in this great initiative to develop safer transport for our children.”

More information about child passenger safety and the CPS training course is available on the Kulluna website: