Abu Dhabi Ports kicks off 2nd edition of annual Health, Safety & Environment Week

Flagship CSR initiative in collaboration with Mubadala's Capital Health Screening Centre and National Marine Dredging Company

Abu Dhabi Ports kicks off 2nd edition of annual Health, Safety Environment Week
  • Abu Dhabi Ports drives broader HSE dialogue in Abu Dhabi, building on success of last year’s inaugural event
  • Key theme of HSE Week 2018 is ‘Occupational Health & Hygiene, together for a bright future’
  • Major awareness drive led by Abu Dhabi Ports; includes range of community engagement initiatives such as universities research competition, workshops, exhibitions, public health, medical screening, innovation in occupational hygiene and donation to CSR associations. 

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, as well as Fujairah Terminals and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), kicked off Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Week 2018, its annual CSR event which launched last year under the theme of sustainability. The three-day event will run from 23 to 25 October, from 9.00 to 14.00, at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in Zayed Port, in collaboration with Capital Health Screening Centre, a Mubadala Company (CHSC) and National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC).

In line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 to create a sustainable economy, the stakeholder event aims to raise local community awareness, encourage partner and customer engagement and promote knowledge sharing and a strong health, safety, and environment (HSE) culture amongst corporations in Abu Dhabi.

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “The first Abu Dhabi Ports HSE Week launched to great acclaim last year, and having a second edition of this annual event is a testament to its early success. At Abu Dhabi Ports we recognise that to be a truly world-class organisation we must work hard to continually improve our health, safety and environmental performance, in collaboration with strong local advocates.. We believe this initiative supports the efforts of Abu Dhabi’s leadership and helps move forward the dynamic HSE dialogue in Abu Dhabi in the right direction.”

This year, under the theme ‘Occupational Health & Hygiene, together for a bright future, the event is dedicated to employee wellbeing and productivity to help further enhance the working environment in the emirate for members of all communities. The activities planned for the three days are wide-ranging and involve 2,000 participants; from research competition, innovation projects, medical screening, blood donation, flu vaccination, dental check-up, awareness lectures and presentations (Nutrition, Lifestyle, Ergonomics, Chronic Disorders), and demonstration of simulators in health fields, to exhibitions by HSE suppliers showcasing audiogram, spirometry, and other innovative mobile trucks for air quality monitoring, and health screening. Haitham Al Subaihi, Acting Chief Executive Officer at Capital Health Screening Centre, remarked: “We are excited to partner with Abu Dhabi Ports on its flagship CSR initiative, which this year is aimed at promoting employee health and wellbeing in Abu Dhabi. Capital Health Screening Centre is offering complementary medical screenings to as many as 2,000 participants at the event. As a part of one of the six Mubadala Healthcare assets that is committed to deliver sustainable healthcare solutions, Capital Health Screening Centre is proud to partner with Abu Dhabi Ports to help raise awareness of occupational illnesses within the industrial sector, to ensure that Abu Dhabi is and will continue to remain a healthy city in which to live and work for all its residents.”

Yasser Zaghloul, CEO at Abu Dhabi. National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC), remarked: “We are excited to partner with Abu Dhabi Ports on its flagship CSR initiative, which this year is aimed at promoting employee health and wellbeing in Abu Dhabi. NMDC is a responsible corporate citizen with demonstrated excellence in Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) which is the cornerstone of a pervasive corporate culture within the organization. Safety & Health of our employees, visitors and guests are the embedded values in the organization. We constantly strive to minimize environmental impact from our activities and our HSE policy aims at ensuring safety of public, employees, plant, equipment and third parties.

The event also welcomes representatives and exhibitors from local academic institutes such as Abu Dhabi University, Zayed University, Fatima Medical Science College, Khalifa University, NYUAD, Abu Dhabi Vocational and Training Institute (ADVETI), and Rawafed Private International School, with the aim to drive collaboration on sustainable thinking and innovation between academia and businesses.

Other exhibitors include LLH Hospital a unit of VPS Healthcare; Abu Dhabi ladies Club; Fitness First; Pink Caravan – Breast Cancer Awareness; Low Calories Nutrition; Al Rahma Association; Bynuna Gate – HSE supplier; Midas Safety; and 3M.

To encourage further engagement, Abu Dhabi Ports is hosting a competition for the university students; inviting them to showcase projects, research papers and innovations related to sustainability and socio-economic development. The best academic research paper submission is set to receive a valuable award. The competition winner will be announced during the closing ceremony on 25th October at 1 pm.

The event features other attendees from government entities, business partners and port customers including, Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHAD), Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Abu Dhabi Department of Health, SEHA, Abu Dhabi Police, ADNOC. Invitation has also been extended to the broader community, including Abu Dhabi government employees and customers, universities and schools students as well as KIZAD investors.

The event sponsors are Al Nasr Contracting Company L.L.C. and Emirates Stevedoring Company LLC.


About Abu Dhabi Ports

Established in 2006, Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the Port of Fujairah, as well as the trade and logistics hub, Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), in which Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone attracts direct investments to over 100 km2 of free zone opportunities, the largest in the Middle East region.

Inaugurated on Dec 12, 2012 by President of the UAE, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Khalifa Port is the flagship port of Abu Dhabi Ports and is considered to be the first semi-automated container port in the region. Abu Dhabi Ports also owns 50% of Abu Dhabi Terminals, which operates and manages Khalifa Port Container Terminal with a full suite of logistics solutions to benefit trade partners and shipping lines. In addition to the current capacity of 2.5 million TEUs, the recent deal Abu Dhabi Ports signed with COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited, which is expected to commence operations by 2019, will raise the annual capacity to 6 million TEUs in both container terminals.

Abu Dhabi Ports’ subsidiaries include Abu Dhabi Marine Services “SAFEEN”, providing a comprehensive range of marine, navigational and ancillary quayside services as well as VTS Services and fleet maintenance in a safe, secure and efficient manner; Maqta Gateway, developer and operator of the first port community in the emirate; and Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, the first permanent cruise terminal in the region. To meet the increasing demand of cruise liners and passengers, Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach was developed, offerings cruise ship passengers a new beach destination with unmatched tourism experiences. Additionally, Abu Dhabi Ports also manages the Maritime Training Centre at Musaffah Port.

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