Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) hosted its annual health and safety awareness day for contractors and consultants.
More than 100 DEWA contractors and consultants attended the event at the Innovation Tent at the authority’s head office.
The event introduced the latest systems in quality, health, safety, and environment management.
“As part of its role as a socially responsible government organisation, DEWA is committed to applying the highest and latest international practices in occupational health and safety. This ensures the safety of all stakeholders,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
“DEWA highly prioritises occupational health and safety and keeps pace with the latest developments in these fields for their key role in protecting lives and properties.
“It also provides a safe, healthy, and happy work environment, in addition to raising the operational efficiency and achieving excellence.
“This is in accordance with the Dubai Plan 2021 to make Dubai a home for educated, cultured, and healthy individuals.”
Dr Yousef Al Akraf, executive VP of business support and human resources at DEWA mentioned the big turnout of the event and DEWA’s achievements in adhering to the health and safety standards by 96%, which is among the highest ranks in this field.
“We are committed to support our staff and the staff of our partners including consultants, contractors, and suppliers to achieve the highest standards of excellence and quality through ongoing training, knowledge sharing, and mechanisms for improving health and safety of human resources and improving productivity, operational efficiency and promoting sustainability,” he said.
“This is part of our responsibility towards our employees, customers, partners, and society as a whole.”