Health, Safety & Environment Forum returns for its sixth edition

hseThe acclaimed UAE Health, Safety & Environment Forum is returning for its sixth year, bringing together more than 200 key stakeholders for the delivery of a best-in-class HSE function fit for the current environment

Taking place in Dubai from 6-7 April 2021, the event will, as in previous years, bring together government regulators, business leaders, HSE practitioners and solutions providers to share insights and expertise on the latest regulatory changes, global best practices and technology advancements to drive forward effective HSE strategies.

As the UAE continues to deliver multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects, the health and safety regulations in the country are becoming increasingly stringent, and ambitious socioeconomic reform programmes such as UAE Vision 2021 continue to drive heavy investments. There is also a heightened focus on sustainability, with Dubai Municipality investing US$1.8bn in environment and sustainability projects in an effort to preserve the environment and protect the health and safety of the population.

At the UAE HSE Forum 2021, delegates will hear from senior officials from the National Crisis & Emergency Management Centre, Ministry of HR & Emiratization, UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, Dubai Municipality and Dubai Electricity & Water, as well as learning from the experiences of industry leaders such as ADNOC, AlMansoori Specialized Engineering, Fujairah Natural Resources Corporation, Dubai International Financial Centre, Healology Academy Dubai and many more.

This year’s event will focus on six key areas:

Regulatory updates

The Ministry of Health and Prevention’s latest strategies to improve occupational safety and health coverage of workers throughout the UAE and improve safety culture in organisations. How to remain compliant and adhere to the guidelines and regulations. 

Best practice post COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 on HSE standards, requirements and operations; the latest best practice and sustainable processes NCEMA have established to deliver consistent HSE operations in light of COVID-19 and how to comply with these standards; how to develop clear and precise guidelines to eliminate COVID19 transmission, protect the workforce and ensure business continuity.


How to reshape your workforce and best practices for environmental behaviours to reduce carbon footprint and plan a sustainable future for your business; the methods that the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) are taking to implement an efficient and effective sustainability strategy; and the new processes and technologies which will help the UAE achieve its sustainability goals

Digital transformation

The impact of disruptive technology and high-speed communications to improve workplace safety, monitor employee health status and build a sustainable workforce; how to incorporate VR and online tools for HSE training.

Hazardous environments

Best practices to minimise risks and improve safe work behaviours while working in remote and hazardous locations, including confined spaces and excessive heat; how ADNOC’s evolving best practice minimises the risk to a high reliability industry functioning in the most remote and hazardous environments.

Transformative technologies

Technologies having the greatest HSE impact by contributing to workforce economics. 

Addressing these topics is a line-up of expert speakers including Dr. Maisoon Ali Al Shaali, head of Environmental Section, United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health and Prevention; Dr. Mona Shawki, specialist-Occupational Medicine, United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health and Prevention; Saleh Nuaimi, head of Safety National Crisis & Emergency Management Centre; Dr. Mohammed Aref, Occupational Safety and Health expert, Ministry of HR & Emiritization; Dr. Naheed Elahi, director Strategy Dubai Health Authority; Dr. Hannan Selim, founder Healology Academy Dubai; Karim Pachiyannakis, corporate HHSE & Quality manager, AlMansoori Specialized Engineering; Faaeza Al Katheeri, geoscience manager ADNOC; Dr. Hithame Al Khodry, head of QHSE, Fujairah Natural Resources Corporation; and Mrs Habiba Al Marashi, chairperson Emirates Environmental Group.

The Forum will feature keynote presentations, panel sessions and two bespoke workshops, along with a technology showcase displaying the latest solutions from leading technology providers. Researched and developed by Health, Safety & Security Review Middle East magazine, the UAE HSE Forum 2021 is the latest in the successful event series designed to highlight best practices, process improvements, technology advances and innovative applications to enhance occupational health and safety performance in the GCC, aligning world-class principles with local industry requirements.

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