Silicon Oasis and DIA in site safety deal

The MoU signed by DSO aims at delivering health, safety and environment training for contractors and employees. (EB FILE)

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the innovations hub for high tech industries, announced yesterday the signing of a strategic memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai Industrial Academy (DIA) and Zoning Authority Development Control (ZA) under the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority to implement a site safety passport (SSP) programme.

The MoU will aim at delivering health, safety and environment (HSE) training for contractors and employees working at DSO and will include co-operation among local authorities while promoting safety measures at construction sites.

Muammar Khaled Al Katheeri, Chief Officer, Engineering Management at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, said: "Safety of employees and workers is the cornerstone of construction activities at Dubai Silicon Oasis, which derives inspiration from our commitment to implement internationally-recognised safety standards across all DSO projects. So far, we have managed to reduce the number of incidents and injuries caused at construction sites by following these standards and making safety a priority. We are delighted to collaborate with Dubai Industrial Academy and Zoning Authority Development Control to offer specialised courses to contractors working within DSO. Dubai Industrial Academy has a successful track record in training and educating employees of various rank on the need to comply with industry guidelines. We hope more organisations and client groups will become part of this initiative and set higher standards."

The site safety passport allows workers to operate interchangeably at the DIA and Dubai Silicon Oasis. The training will also ensure all employees with the SSP have the wherewithal to share knowledge and best practices at construction sites.

 

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