The double honours were awarded for commitment to health and safety excellence, and wellbeing standards
Dubai, UAE: Dubai Airports, the operator of Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), has been awarded two prestigious international safety awards. The operator was granted a ‘Silver’ Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, UK (RoSPA) award, as well as the International Safety Award 2023 with ‘merit’ status by the British Safety Council.
The two honours were granted in recognition of Dubai Airport’s commitment to health and safety excellence, as well as the effectiveness and robustness of its Health and Safety management system in 2022.
Majed Al Joker, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Airports, said: “Providing our guests, employees, and stakeholders with a safe, secure, and efficient environment is our top priority. We are proud to have won these two prestigious awards as they highlight the significance we attach to these objectives and our commitment to them, and we will continue to strive for excellence in this area.”
The RoSPA Health & Safety award assesses each business’ Occupational Health and Safety Management System, and key criteria includes the engagement of senior leadership, review of accident and ill health records for both employees and contractors, as well as the daily implementation of safety management systems and policies. The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is the UK’s largest occupational health and safety awards programme. Now into its 67th year, the Awards have almost 2,000 entries every year, covering nearly 50 countries and a reach of over seven million employees. The award will be officially presented at a ceremony in Dubai on May 4th.
The assessment criteria for the British Safety Council’s International Safety Awards 2023 included: the identification and management of occupational health and safety hazards and wellbeing concerns, health and safety policy and regulatory compliance, health and safety hazards and risks management, health and safety performance management, the senior leadership’s commitment to health and safety, improvements in H&S policies and standards post COVID-19, health and safety audits/reviews, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) management, and staff engagement in health and safety. This year, a total of 947 organisations applied for the British Safety Council programme, with 30 per cent of global applicants awarded with ‘merit’ status. The applicant organizations were of all sizes, types and sectors including businesses from the UK, Africa. Asia, India, mainland Europe and the Middle East.
The award will be officially presented during a gala dinner ceremony, held in London, in May 2023.
The International Safety Awards features 12 categories that recognise an organisation’s commitment to excellent standards of health, safety, and wellbeing management.
- Dubai Airports owns and manages the operation and development of both of Dubai’s airports – DXB and DWC.
- As integrator, Dubai Airports works to balance the interests of all stakeholders to maintain aviation growth, protect operational resilience and ensure that service providers collaborate to provide a safe and secure service and improve customer experience whilst maintaining a sustainable business.
- DXB retained its rank as the world’s number one international airport for the ninth consecutive year in 2022 and welcomed more than 66 million passengers in 2022.