British Safety Council to work with UAE on health and safety

The British Safety Council has signed a memorandum of understanding with the UAE’s Ministry of Education to update its national curriculum’s coverage of health, safety and environmental management.

The council will share its health and safety expertise with educational bodies in the emirates, who will then deliver an upgraded national curriculum.

Mike Robinson, the chief executive of the council, said: "We hope that by working closely with the Ministry of Education and other academic bodies in the UAE, we will play an important role in helping future generations gain an understanding of the benefits of the effective management of health, safety and environmental risks for society and businesses." 

Abdul Rahman Al Hammadi, undersecretary for inspection and support services at the ministry, said: "The memorandum is a foundation for our future plans to develop tailored qualifications for the education sector that meet our needs and our expectations."

Last year the British Safety Council helped to launch the "Mates in Mind" programme, which provides information, support and training on mental health for the construction industry.

Image: The signing of the memorandum

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