The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the launch of the fourth edition of its Safety Awards on Saturday.
The awards are presented to the best performing contractors and consultants undertaking RTA projects. Explaining the latest edition of the awards, Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, revealed a new category will be added this year for the Best Leading Personality in the Field of Safety. Overall there will be seven awards.
“The Safety Award is one of RTA’s pioneer initiatives intended to honour consultants, contractors and strategic partners as well as RTA officials, who contribute to supporting and establishing the sound practices in health, occupational safety and environment in the implementation of RTA’s strategic plan, particularly the strategic objectives relating to occupational safety,” said Al Tayer.
“The award aims to raise the awareness of the public and community organisations and urge them to play an effective and positive role in supporting RTA’s endeavours and a leading role in strengthening the partnership and cooperative spirit amongst all organisations. The award also seeks to place the concept and practices of occupational safety atop the priorities of local organisations and all media as well as broadening the scope and attention to the aspects of safety and social responsibilities at all community levels, particularly amongst RTA’s strategic partners,” he added.
The Safety Award is managed by a higher committee chaired by Amair Saleem, Director of Safety and Risk Regulation and Planning.