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CW In Focus | Worker welfare at Expo 2020 Dubai's construction site

Health and safety are critical aspects of Expo 2020 Dubai's massive construction programme, senior expo official tells CW

Expo 2020 Dubai is one of the Middle East’s largest construction projects at present – check out how its site observes health and safety excellence procedures.

Already, 190 countries have confirmed their participation for the event, which will be the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia’s first World Expo when it opens its doors on 20 October, 2020.

Critical to its preparations is the construction work that is currently under way at its 4.38km2 site in Dubai, where thousands of workers are building the structures that will go on to become the architectural and infrastructural highlights of Expo 2020 Dubai.

As Emma Seymour, vice president of worker welfare at Expo 2020 Dubai points out, the health and safety of these people is the organisation’s “number one priority”.

In an exclusive article for Construction Week, Seymour outlined the measures implemented by the Expo 2020 Dubai organising team to ensure that worker welfare is adequately delivered at the megaproject’s site.

Expo 2020 currently has 10 main contractors and approximately 200 subcontractors working on the site. More than 60 million work hours have already been completed, and this figure is expected to rise to about 130 million by the time we finish the build.

In this video, Neha Bhatia, editor of Construction Week, outlines some of the many procedures implemented to ensure the highest safety standards are followed at Expo 2020 Dubai's construction site. 

Construction Week In Focus is a twice-weekly bulletin of the Middle East's top news from the real estate development and contracting. The series is hosted on Construction Week's YouTube channel, alongside weekly series published by its sister titles. The latter includes MEP Engineered by MEP Middle EastFM Live by facilities management Middle East, and Heavy Metal by PMV Middle East.

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Construction Week In Focus episodes are published each Sunday and Wednesday. Heavy Metal episodes are published on Mondays, and FM Live updates are presented on Tuesdays. MEP Engineered rounds off the week each Thursday. All videos are published at 4.30pm Dubai time. 

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