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ACC Wins International Safety Awards

Four highly regarded International Safety Awards won for its work at sites across UAE

ACC has won four highly regarded International Safety Awards for its work at Meena Tower and the ACC Plant Department in Abu Dhabi, and Fountain Views and Sky View in Dubai.

The Merit Awards were presented by the British Safety Council in recognition of the company’s success in establishing a strong health and safety culture across its operations.

ACC’s Plant Department in Abu Dhabi is the only UAE plant to have been recognised with an International Safety Award and the company’s Meena Tower project has been acknowledged by the Council for the first time this year. Furthermore, Meena Tower was also shortlisted for the Sector Award for Construction and Property Services. These recently acquired awards add to the company’s growing list of achievements in health and safety, as its Fountain Views project has previously been awarded the title in 2015 and 2016, and Sky View in 2016.

Mohammad Bidad, Group HSE Manager of ACC, commented: “We are pleased to have been acknowledged by the British Safety Council once again this year, as these respected awards contribute to our proven track record in health and safety. To achieve ongoing success in this area, we take stringent measures to eliminate risks in the workplace, including ongoing training to ensure that our employees and sub-contractors can carry out their work safely.

Senior management frequently visits ACC’s project sites to communicate health & safety standards to teams, who are proactively involved in monitoring and reporting new hazards. We believe that it is the responsibility of every ACC employee to foster a rigorous health and safety culture at all times.”

ACC employs a risk-based approach in the planning and implementation of its projects, seeking ways to eliminate accidents, injury and illnesses, save energy, and minimise material wastage to prevent pollution.

Mohammad Bidad concluded: “By carefully identifying risk factors at each of our projects and diligently monitoring them throughout the planning and implementation phases, we aim to mitigate accident hazards across our sites. We are proud to have been recognised for our comprehensive attitude to health and safety and to stand as an example of best practices in this field.”

Now in its 59th year, the International Safety Awards recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world that have demonstrated, to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges, their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health during the previous calendar year.

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated ACC on their success in winning four International Safety Awards 2017 with Merit: “The British Safety Council commends ACC on the achievement. The award is in recognition of ACC’s commitment and effort to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health.”

Mike Robinson continues “Sensible and proportionate management of health and safety risks at work brings lasting benefits for workers, their families, businesses and society as a whole. By celebrating and sharing the achievements of the winners of the International Safety Awards, we encourage businesses all over the world to follow their lead and place employees’ health and safety at the heart of their business!”

Picture: Courtesy of Arabian Construction Co.

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Founded in Lebanon in 1967, Arabian Construction Company (ACC) has grown to become one of the Middle East's leading construction contractors. We specialise in complex and prestigious construction and infrastructure projects. Our portfolio includes some of the region’s most iconic landmarks, from super high-rise luxury developments, to five star hotels, hospitals and intricately sophisticated smart buildings. We have also constructed vital infrastructure and oil& gas projects, including desalination plants, power plants and marine projects. Our established contacts in the region, a highly skilled and dedicated team, our innovative methods and an exacting standard for completion have earned us a competitive edge well recognized in the industry.