DUBAI, 13th December, 2021 – The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) organised its 19th Internal Health and Safety Week as part of its efforts to promote occupational health and safety among employees, customers, and partners.
The Week featured various activities such as awareness lectures, physical and virtual activities, and interactive competitions on occupational health and safety issues.
It also introduced the latest fire protection technologies and health and safety measures in the utilities sector.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said, “DEWA organises the Health and Safety Week annually to promote health and safety standards in all its projects and operations as well as make DEWA’s employees aware of the latest systems, developments and best practices in occupational health and safety.
This helps provide a healthy and safe work environment according to the highest excellence and quality standards in line with our Integrated Administrative Systems Policy.
“We provide a healthy and safe environment for all employees and partners through continuous training to improve our health and safety systems, increase the efficiency of production and operations, and inform society about the latest health and safety standards.
We aim to make these positive practices a daily routine by all society members in all areas of their lives.
This is part of our responsibility towards our employees, customers, partners and society at large and our efforts to provide a brighter and more sustainable future for generations to come,” he added.
Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources said that DEWA, has trained and qualified professionals on occupational health and safety and environment according to the highest international standards.
He noted that DEWA organises several activities and events in health and safety every year for employees and contractors to advance the work environment and enhance awareness of health and safety standards as well as social activities to raise awareness on health, safety and the environment measures.
The Internal Health and Safety Week featured awareness lectures in English, Arabic, Hindi, and Urdu, on occupational health and safety for staff and stakeholders, online competitions and offline competitions in a number of branches and DEWA’s Campus for Occupational and Academic Development.