The British Safety Council will share best practice in the management of occupational health and safety and seek to help the Emirate to raise awareness among employers and workers of the social and business benefits of well-managed health and safety.
OSHAD was established by the government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in February 2010 to implement occupational health and safety (OHS) policies, plans and programmes through the provision of integrated OHS regulatory frameworks to ensure safe and healthy workplaces. OSHAD helps to secure excellent standards of health and safety management by the country’s businesses and government agencies.
Under the agreement, the British Safety Council will share its and its members’ knowledge and expertise of the systems and arrangements that lead to excellent health and safety performance. We will also help OSHAD to raise awareness of the benefits of sensible and proportionate management of health and safety risks among Abu Dhabi’s employers.
Alex Botha, chief executive of the British Safety Council, said: “The British Safety Council's vision is that no one should be injured or made ill at work, anywhere in the world, so we are delighted to be sharing our knowledge and expertise, developed over almost 60 years, on the best ways of achieving excellent health and safety performance.
“The evidence shows that taking sensible and proportionate measures to prevent workplace injuries and work-related ill health is of great social and economic value: it protects people and is good for business
“We look forward to working with OSHAD to help it promote and encourage the very highest health and safety standards among Abu Dhabi’s employers.”
Further information on the work of OSHAD and the British Safety Council’s services for businesses in the Gulf Cooperation Council (CGC) can be found at:
The photograph above shows Dr Jaber Al Jaberi, director general of OSHAD, receiving the organisation’s British Safety Council membership certificate from Justin Smith, British Safety Council business manager (international).