Dr Neelish Sogani, an eminent figure in Oman’s health and safety landscape with a strong presence in the oil, gas and construction industries, is now an ambassador for the highly revered Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
Dr. Neelesh Sogani is an award-winning senior management HSE professional who has worked globally in construction safety management and the health and safety industry. He is a Chartered Member of IOSH, Chair of the IOSH Oman Chapter, and currently works as General Manager HSE for Zawawi Powertech Engineering LLC, Oman.
RoSPA is a not-for-profit organisation that has worked for more than 100 years to help people recognise and reduce their risk of accidents, at home, on the road, at work and at leisure. RoSPA has always believed in a practical, evidence-based approach to safety, using the three ‘Es’ of Prevention, Education, Engineering and Enforcement, to prevent accidental injury.
As part of Dr Sogani’s role as regional ambassador for RoSPA, he will champion RoSPA within his sphere of influence, providing a local context for RoSPA’s work and develop our insights into local culture and industry. This will include liaising with the government, businesses and authorities on road and occupational safety, while attending regional RoSPA events.
Statistics show that road traffic in the Sultanate of Oman reflects improvement in safety indicators between 2017 and 2021, with road accident numbers in steady decline. However, there is still lots of work to do to reduce these figures further and to ensure that drivers have the skills and knowledge they need to reduce the risk of falling victim to an accident.
By 2021, speeding was the most common cause of accidents (53.3%), while collisions were the most frequent form of road traffic accident (41%).
Dr Sogani, who is keen to engage with people of all ages around topics that save lives, said:
“I am humbled to be a regional ambassador for RoSPA who have over a century of health and safety experience behind them, and look forward to being able to combine our industry expertise to raise safety standards in the region to help save lives and prevent injury.”
“I am working on “Beyond Zero” Strategies – which means ensuring the happiness of families by keeping people safe at work and I strongly believe that as RoSPA Ambassador, I will facilitate more to drive this across the region.
Oliver Stewart, International Sales Manager at RoSPA, said:
“We truly admire Dr Sogani’s wealth of experience and are humbled to welcome him as regional ambassador for RoSPA. We are sure Dr Sogani will be instrumental in helping us achieve our mission of reducing accidents in the region, both in the workplace and on the road.”