RTA launches 8th Safety Awards

DUBAI, The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, has launched the 8th Safety Awards 2018 to recognise partners, consultants, contractors and employees adopting the best safety practices.

The awards seek to encourage the RTA’s partners to play proactive and constructive roles, sustain safety and maintain the highest standards in all the authority’s services including public transport.

The underlying objective of the RTA’s Safety Awards is to spread sustainable safety practices in the authority across the board and invoke a sense of accountability in all matters related to safety. The awards also seek to raise the safety awareness of partners and encourage them to adopt the highest safety, health and environmental practices and comply with the applicable statutory requirements.

The compliance with the safety and environment management system during the construction of projects is a key objective of the RTA. All projects undertaken by the RTA’s agencies and sectors are designed and built to safety standards. All operations are subjected to comprehensive assessment to ensure their compatibility with the all project-related needs.

The eight key categories of the awards up for grabs this year include The Best Safety Consultant; Best Safety Contractor; Best Safety Employee/Worker in RTA Projects; Best Partner, and the Best Safety Consultant. The awards also include the Best Safety Contractor Category, which comprises two categories: Small and Medium Contractor (with less than 500 employees in the RTA projects), and Large Contractor (with more than 500 employees in the RTA projects).

The awards also include the Best Safety Worker working in contractor companies in the field of handicrafts, and the Best Safety Partner for those supporting the strategic objectives of the RTA with regards to safety. There is also the Best Public Transport Driver in the field of safety (taxi driver, bus driver, marine transport unit operator and tram operator), and the Best Safety Initiative (proposed and implemented in the RTA) and the Best Maintenance Team (best team, section or department of the RTA in matters regarding best maintenance works in safety).

This edition also features the introduction of a new internal category, RTA Safety Star. It is dedicated to an RTA employee with an excellent safety record in such a way that surpasses expectations.

As directed by Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, the RTA shall be committed to ‘No Compromise on Safety Policy’. The awards will cement the leading role of the RTA in boosting the safety performance and the value of teamwork in all processes, projects and activities.

The results of the 8th Safety Awards will be announced during a ceremony hosted by the RTA where winners will be felicitated by Al Tayer.

Source: Emirates News Agency