As part of its commitment to address global concerns on construction site fatalities, Dubai South recognized the efforts of contractors and consultant companies working within Dubai South for their participation in ‘Safety at Heights’ health and safety campaign during an awards ceremony held recently at Dubai South Headquarters.
The ‘Safety at Heights’ is an initiative led by Dubai South Occupational Health, Safety, Security and Environment Authority (OHSSE) rolled out in November to increase the awareness among workers on the safety rules and regulations within construction facilities. Studies have revealed that 49 per cent of construction-related fatalities worldwide is caused by falls from heights and is the top cause for deaths and hazards in all sites.
The awarding ceremony was held in the presence of H.E. Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South, Dr. Wim Raath, Head of OHSSE, Mr. Ali Abudulla, Senior Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Mr. Mohsen Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer Logistic District, who presented the awards to the respective consultants and contractors. ‘Safety at Heights’ engaged consultants and contractors within Dubai South to conduct various activities that will increase the awareness among workers within their companies. The participating companies prepared and held presentations, conducted training sessions and showcased the commitment of their management towards the campaign.