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RAKEZ celebrated for improving occupational health in operations

RAKEZ is renowned for its HSE standards. (Image source: RAKEZ)


Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) has received the esteemed Silver Award from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), a British charity focused on saving lives and preventing life-altering injuries from accidents. This international accolade underscores RAKEZ's dedication to upholding and improving safety standards across its operations.

RoSPA's awards programme honours organisations worldwide that lead in promoting and maintaining top occupational health and safety standards.

HSE a priority

RAKEZ prioritises the health and safety of all individuals within its jurisdiction through various initiatives and standards. The economic zone has implemented comprehensive Health, Safety, and Environment (HS&E) regulations for all businesses operating under its authority. These regulations encompass occupational safety for industrial operations and health and safety protocols for construction processes, ensuring a secure working environment.

To aid businesses in adhering to these regulations, RAKEZ offers detailed guides with practical advice and information, and organises regular awareness seminars and training programmes. These sessions, led by pre-qualified experts, cover a wide range of topics, from basic safety awareness to specialised training for high-risk roles. Additionally, RAKEZ conducts regular inspections and audits to ensure compliance with its HS&E standards, promptly addressing any potential issues.

RAKEZ's commitment to health and safety is further evidenced by initiatives like the RAKEZ HSE Appreciation Awards, which recognise businesses that demonstrate exceptional commitment to HS&E, motivating others to achieve similar standards. The recent Nujoom Al Salama programme also rates businesses based on their HS&E performance, assessing compliance with regulations, incident rates, and proactive safety measures.

RAKEZ Group CEO Ramy Jallad said, “We are thrilled to receive the RoSPA Silver Award for our proactive approach to health and safety management. We believe a safe workplace is not just a regulatory requirement but a fundamental right for every employee. This recognition reflects our continuous effort to create a secure and accident-free environment for all those who work within our jurisdiction.”