Middle East construction firm records impressive figure at its Sky View project
Arabian Construction Company (ACC) has marked another major milestone for its Health and Safety operations in the region by reaching 20 million LTI (Lost Time Injury) free hours. The impressive figure was accomplished at the Sky View development, in Downtown Dubai.
ACC says that reaching the benchmark figure of 20 million LTI hours at Sky View is an especially commendable achievement given the extremely high levels of activity at the site. Not only is the location undertaking around-the-clock work, it is also located close to busy public thoroughfares and visitor attractions.
Mohammad Bidad, Group HSE Manager of ACC said: “Our organisation leads by example in the care of its employees and members of the public, by applying the highest standards of health and safety. This fact is proven through our achievement of 20 million LTI-free hours at our busy Sky View construction site. This milestone figure is of particular significance due to the site’s close proximity to the Burj Khalifa Metro Station and The Dubai Mall, which attract thousands of passengers and visitors each day.”
The Health and Safety considerations at Sky View, a mixed-use development of two towers, are considerable. Facilitating construction for the 4,500 strong workforce are nine tower cranes and one mobile crane. With a small amount of ground space between the two towers and congested airspace due to the number of cranes working at the same time, guarding against potential crane collision is a major ongoing challenge faced by project management.
Bidad added: “Our company has taken great care to plan for the physical challenges at the Sky View site, including taking into consideration a diverse, multi-cultural workforce. ACC has addressed this challenge by creating a number of safety performance guides which work to positively influence our workers’ varying safety beliefs. This approach ensures that all personnel successfully work under a unique accredited Integrated Management System, which is in adherence with global health, safety and environmental standards.”
ACC has a long and well-established track record in the field of Health and Safety, with the company’s record being 36 million LTI free hours achieved at its Gate Towers project in Abu Dhabi. In May 2016, ACC’s operations at Sky View earned it a prestigious International Safety Award from the esteemed British Safety Council, in recognition of its commitment to keeping its workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2015 calendar year.
ACC (Arabian Construction Company) is a renowned and reliable firm in the MENA and India region, with a portfolio that includes some of the Middle East’s most iconic landmarks.
Operating since 1967, ACC has an extensive track record of complex and sophisticated construction and infrastructure projects, ranging from oil & gas facilities, power generation and desalination plants to luxury hotels, mixed-use developments, hospitals and skyscrapers.