The Go-To-Safety-Points (GTSP) programme, in which the public can go to petrol stations to seek help during emergencies, is now running at 512 Petronas stations nationwide, Bernama reports.

The number of stations participating in the programme, a collaboration between the police and Petronas, is set to more than double eventually to 1,067 stations, according to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

“The programme, which is under the National Blue Ocean Strategy, will also be extended to BHPetrol and Caltex stations soon,” he told reporters at the launch of the NBOS Initiative: Go-To-Safety-Points With Petronas programme.

The police will provide specific training to the petrol station operators and supervisors involved in the first response programme. This, Khalid said, will assist petrol station personnel in being able to aid the public in emergency situations.

Among the training modules that will be provided are those for self-defence, citizen’s arrest, handling victims in trauma and administering first aid. The GTSP programme isn’t new – in 2014, Shell and Petron were involved in the initiative.