DSOA honours 3 contractors for safety records
Dubai, July 15, 2009
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for DSO, the region’s integrated innovations hub for high-tech industries, has awarded certificates of distinction to three contractors for their zero-incidence record.
DSOA’s initiative comes as an outcome of its partnership with Build Safe UAE (BSU) that mandates it to share information on risk assessments, safe working methods, safety issues and advice, best practice case studies and any related information that may contribute to the overall development of the industry.
Larsen & Toubro, Dutco Balfour & Beaty, and Al Futtaim-Carillion, were presented the certificates of distinction by Muammar Al Katheeri, chief officer of engineering management department at DSOA.
While Larsen & Toubro has completed two million man-hours without any incident, Dutco Balfour & Beatty has been recognized by a third-party and received high ratings on its safety environment.
Al Futtaim Carillion received top honors for implementing safety procedures and creating a raised level of awareness about safety measures among its workers.
“Dubai Silicon Oasis places enormous emphasis on workers’ safety and prioritises the stringent implementation of all codes of conduct, especially in the construction industry,” said Al Katheeri.
“As responsible organisations, the three companies have set a precedent for others and we commend their efforts to put in place the industry framework required for businesses to flourish.”
As a member of BSU, Dubai Silicon Oasis also commits itself to 10 key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor and measure the participation levels of each signatory member organization. Compliance with KPIs is reviewed on a semi-annual basis and failure to do so will result in cancellation of the membership.
The BSU membership also mandates Dubai Silicon Oasis to actively communicate best industry practices, collaborate and help raise the safety standards of all construction stakeholders in the UAE, while supporting the cause of workers’ welfare. – TradeArabia News Service
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