Fourth Annual Health, Safety & Security Forum to help deliver safety across the GCC

hseforumnewThe 4th Annual Health, Safety & Security Forum is set to take place from 27-28 November in Dubai, under the patronage of the Ministry of Health & Prevention and with the support of ADNOC, Emirates Authority for Standardisation & Metrology, Emirates National Accreditation System and the World Safety Council

The health, safety and security sector is receiving heightened focus in the UAE. Strengthened government regulation, the evolving security threat landscape, and high profile developments such as Dubai Expo 2020 which prioritise health, safety and sustainability are amongst the factors driving investments in this sector. Furthermore, the business benefits of an effective health and safety culture are increasingly being recognised.

Fire protection also has huge growth potential, with the Middle East's fire security market estimated to grow annually by 12.5 per cent from 2012 to 2020. During this period, the market will grow from US$1.6bn to US$4.2bn, making it one of the largest in the world.

Following hot on the heels of the first and tremendously successful Kuwait Health, Safety & Security Forum, which took place in Kuwait from 24-25 September, the latest in the highly successful event series will be a debate driven platform for valuable insights into effective health and safety programmes. It will highlight best practices, process improvements, technology advances and innovative applications to enhance HSS performance in the UAE. In addition, the summit will endeavour to align world class principles with local industry requirements. 

Researched and developed by Health, Safety & Security Review Middle East magazine, the two-day forum will bring together visionary international and local speakers in a joint effort to bring HSS issues to the fore, combined with an audience of leading solution providers to ensure workplace safety and analyse the role of modern technology in improving overall performance.

Topics include: 

Guidance by Ministry of Health on workforce resilience

Direction on fatigue by Ministry of Health HR

Mock criminal investigation process led by Clyde & Co

Achieving zero incidents in offshore & onshore operations

Detecting abnormal behaviour remotely

Developments in process safety

Latest directives by civil defense on fire safety with live fire drill

The transformation role of operational excellence systems

Harnessing technology – AI and robots, data analytics, UAVs for inspections, wearable technology to prevent accidents, VR as a learning tool.

Speakers will include Dr Ola Mira, head of Environment & Occupational Health & Safety, Ministry of Health, UAE; Raed Al Marzooqi, head of section, occupational Health and Safety, Dubai Municipality; Jorge Manuel Miranda Dias, professor, Electrical and Computer, Engineering Department, Khalifa University Abu Dhabi; Farah al-Ansari, head – Airport Security, Dubai Airports; Dr Mohammed Aref, OSH expert, Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation; Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem, senior director - Sustainability, Operational and Business Excellence, ENOC and Dr Rebab Al Ameri, director – national Accreditation System, Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology.

Following their very well-received presentations at the Kuwait Health, Safety & Security Forum held in September, Dr Sajed Al-Abdali, medical department leader, Equate Petrochemical Company, will share his thoughts on corporate wellness and happiness programmes, and Jason Woods, Middle East and India Representative IPAF will address the topic of working at height.

For further information see the website at

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