RoSPA International Health and Safety Excellence Forum

Monday 21st  October, 2019 – Waldorf Astoria Dubai Financial Centre

The RoSPA International Health and Safety Excellence Forum is a unique opportunity for you to make valuable new contacts from the region, receive guidance from RoSPA award winners and meet senior members of the RoSPA team.

The programme will include:

  • Key information about RoSPA products and services
  • Workplace Health and Safety in the UAE; a legal perspective
  • Meeting the Occupational Health and Safety challenge
  • Hear from some of our leading award winners, who will share challenges they are facing and how they are overcoming them


09:00 Registration
Join us for refreshments and networking 

09:30 Welcome 
Errol Taylor, Chief Executive, RoSPA

  • Introduction to RoSPA 

09:45 Workplace Health and Safety in the UAE; a legal perspective
James McMillan, Senior Associate, Al Tamini 

  • UAE Legislation at Federal, Dubai and Abu Dhabi levels
  • Self-regulating entities
  • Liability including criminal sanctions, compensation (civil or fixed), administrative sanctions and contractual claims.

10:15 Meeting the Occupational Health and Safety Challenge 
Dr Karen McDonnell, RoSPA OHS Policy Adviser and IOSH past president

  • OSH policy and the reach 
  • Start preparing for migration from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001
  • Increasing efficiency and reducing operational costs through good H&S

10:35 Support for your OSH and Fleet challenges
Nathan Davies, Head of Consultancy, RoSPA

  • Improving Driver behaviour via education to end users
  • Delivery of Training in a pyramid motion
  • Reducing organisational fleet costs by improving driver ability
  • Be a world leader in delivering road safety education to your fleet

11:00 RoSPA Awards: Recognising and Rewarding Excellence 
Matt Cryer, Awards Standards Manager, RoSPA 

  • What good looks like
  • Award categories

11:25 Refreshment break

11:35 PDO’s Focused Road Safety Journey 2014-2020
Hamed Abdullah Al-Esry, Head Corporate Road Safety (MSE/7) and Kamil Al Dhamri, Corporate Road Safety Advisor
11:55 OSH Excellence: What’s going well?

  • Eugene Mayne, Group Chief Executive, Tristar
  • Mohammad Balawneh, Assistant Manager - Health and Safety, Higher Colleges Technology

12:55 Closing remarks

13:00 Networking lunch


The RoSPA Health and Safety Excellence forum will take place at the Walforf Astoria Dubai Financial Centre.


Burj Daman,
Happiness Street,
Dubai, U.A.E

Telephone: +971-4-51599999


Getting to the event

 Travel by air and road

Distance from Airport: 12.2 km

Drive Time: 15 min

Take E11 (Sheikh Rashid Rd), follow signs for E11/Jebel Ali/Abu Dhabi, take exit 50B onto D71 E/Financial Center /Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa, turn left onto 312th Rd (signs for D921/Za'abeel/Trade Centre)

For further travel information please visit this website.

Who Should Attend?

RoSPA award winners and other organisations are eligible to participate. Please contact for more information.

Sponsor & Exhibit

If you're interested in showcasing your product or services at the event, please contact Letty Hill, Events Manager, at for further information.


The forum is free of charge. To book your place, please click on the link below.

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