• Health & Safety

    Poor Fire Safety is Having a Devastating Impact Across the Middle East

    Over the last year we have seen numerous devastating fires across the Middle East regions. From December’s hospital fire in Saudi Arabia and the July hotel fire in Dubai, to the re-occurring fires in ‘labour camps’, with the latest one being reported as recently as September, in Jidhafs, Bahrain. So, what can be done to prevent incidents like these happening again? Fire prevention is very simple and standards could easily be improved by having the commitment and determination to establish a system and enforce all the relevant precautions. We recently launched our new Fire Safety Consultancy, which assesses fire risks and advises on the next steps to make premises safe.…

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    Changing a Culture: Shifting Attitudes to Health and Safety in The Middle East

    We often wonder why we have such poor occupational health and safety standards in the Middle East compared to other areas of the world. But if you look around you, you’ll find the answer. Safety is no different to other facets of living in the Middle East – we suffer from a culture that has long been dependent on others to develop and implement systems and technology. Even the water we drink is imported! What appears to matter most to us is how easily we can purchase things that are ready-made, rather than go through the process of creating them ourselves. For example: We have budgets, but we mainly use…

  • Health & Safety

    Safety Is Different to Everything Around Here

    Safety is Different to Everything Around Here We often wonder why we have such poor occupational health and safety standards in the Middle East compared to the developed world. If you look around you, you will find the answer. Safety is no different to other facets of living in the Middle East. We suffer from a culture that has long been dependent on others to develop and implement systems and technology – even the water we drink is imported. What appears to matter to us most is how easily we can purchase things that are ready-made rather than go through the process of creating it ourselves. For example: We have…