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Podcast: Construction Week Viewpoint – Health and safety in the UAE

Health and safety initiatives and challenges go under the microscope in the latest episode of the Construction Week Viewpoint podcast series

Accidents and fatalities have decreased, said a government figure.
Accidents and fatalities have decreased, said a government figure.

Health and safety is the focus of the latest Construction Week Viewpoint podcast.

Major accidents and fatalities have "drastically decreased" on construction sites in Dubai, the director of health, safety, and environment (HSE) at the Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA), Ahmad Al Sumaiti, recently told Construction Week.

And from the Expo 2020 Dubai site to typical brick and mortar projects, construction stakeholders in the emirate are collaborating on health and safety.

Despite the collaboration and the broad range of measures implemented around health and safety, contractors say it remains an issue for many firms.

One of the big challenges today is ensuring all subcontractors onsite adhere to the same health and safety protocol as the main construction contractor. This, and more, will be discussed in the latest podcast episode.

READ: Health and safety still an issue for many construction firms 

The podcast is hosted by Construction Week’s deputy editor, Oscar Rousseau, and ConstructionWeekOnline’s editor, Jumana Abdel-Razzaq.

Listeners can tune in from their phone, desktop, or tablets at noon every Monday to learn more about the biggest issues in the business, including solar energy infrastructure and dispute resolution.

Listen to the series so far here.

 

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