Against the backdrop of the construction boom in the run-up to Expo 2020, as well as recent high-rise building fires in the UAE, there has never been a more important time to focus on the promotion of an effective health and safety culture.
Building on the success of the inaugural HSE Forum in September 2015, the 2nd Annual Health, Safety & Security Forum 2016 will bring together HSE and security professionals, policy makers, regulators and solutions providers to share knowledge and experiences on proven methodologies and best practices in the drive for better health and safety performance.
Taking place on 23-24 October at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai, this timely event will provide a B2B platform for participants, with stimulating keynote presentations from leading government and industry experts, panel discussions, roundtable sessions and interactive drills and trials.
Kicking off the agenda, Eng Raed Mohammed Al-Marzouqi, head of Occupational Health & Safety at Dubai Municipality, will give a keynote presentation on the control of unsafe conditions in industries in Dubai. Over the two days of the event, delegates will hear from Dubai Civil Defence on the new UAE Fire & Life Safety Code, and from Ahmed El Hadidi, chair IOSH UAE on the importance of leadership in promoting effective health and safety performance. Other topics covered include developing EHS practitioners into effective business executives, the need for smarter protection solutions in real time, construction solutions for fire proofing buildings, the safety culture for oil and gas, and evacuation planning.
A highlight of the event will be a mock court trial, which will offer valuable insights into the working of justice systems after a serious workplace accident, to be followed by a panel session led by IOSH and Dubai Municipality.
Another unique and innovative feature will be a thought-provoking mock evacuation fire drill, a live set-up of a practice drill in case of a fire/evacuation emergency, in recognition of the importance of preparing employees in case of emergency and calculating incident response time.
Organised by Health, Safety & Security Review Middle East magazine, and endorsed by Dubai Municipality, the Health, Safety & Security Forum 2016 will showcase the latest developments and innovations, and will help to bridge the gap between the increasing demands for health and well-being and the reality of workplace conditions.