Two market-leading health and safety training products have been translated into Arabic to meet Middle East demand for the courses
Eighty-five per cent of the decision-makers agreed that their employees' health and safety was a top priority at board level, with 88 per cent agreeing that all employees had a responsibility for health and safety. Because of this, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is making Managing Safely and Working Safely available in a non-English language after feedback from its network of training providers in the region.
Announcing the move at IOSH’s Middle East Conference, in Doha, IOSH Training and Skills executive director Richard Orton said the Arabic-language versions could be applied to any industry sector and were now available to order.
It comes after an IOSH survey of 250 business leaders in Gulf Corporation Council found that nine out of 10 agreed investment in health and safety was essential to ensuring their business had a good reputation, was resilient and was productive.
Orton said: “We have a network of training providers across the Middle East who tell us there is a demand for Managing Safely and Working Safely in both English and Arabic, so we knew it was time to support those businesses employing Arabic speakers.
“We know there’s a real desire among leaders in the region to invest in health and safety not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s good business also. Courses like Managing Safely and Working Safely can help a business embed a culture in which all workers take responsibility for their and their co-workers’ health and safety.”