Infrastructure teams at Limitless' Downtown Jebel Ali project notched up more than two million manhours – equivalent to 700 days – without a single lost time incident, according to the developer.
Work at the 200 hectare site began in January 2008 and involved the construction of more than 100km – almost the distance between Dubai and Abu Dhabi – of deep services infrastructure with up to 800 workers on site at a time.
Strict safety procedures at Downtown Jebel Ali include extensive training and workforce awareness programmes with incentive schemes encouraging workers to acknowledge and report potential problems as and when they arise, said the statement.
Salah Ameen, Deputy Executive Director for Limitless in the Middle East, said: "Downtown Jebel Ali's teams work with heavy equipment. Efficient safety operations not only reduce the risk of personal injury but also keep project timelines on track, saving time and money. This 'two million milestone' is a remarkable achievement, considering the high-risk nature of the work and the number of people involved."
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