DAMAC Properties Achieves Outstanding Safety Milestone with Over 180 Million Safe Man Hours Delivered Across All its Projects in Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates –April 2017: DAMAC Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the region, has completed more than 180 million safe man hours across all of its projects in Dubai – a significant milestone that demonstrates the company’s unwavering commitment to the highest safety standards whilst achieving operational excellence.
DAMAC Properties’ high-rise developments in Dubai clocked over 80 million safe man hours without incident, while the golf community master development, DAMAC Hills, achieved around 88 million safe man hours. Furthermore, AKOYA Oxygen, the 55-million-square-foot master development, registered more than 12 million safe man hours, bringing the tally to over 180 million safe man hours.
This impressive achievement was made possible owing to DAMAC Properties’ relentless pursuit to maintain a safe workplace environments and conditions, driven by its stringent safety strategies, systems and processes that are implemented both internally and externally.
“At DAMAC Properties, we take the safety of our workforce very seriously, and as a leading real estate developer in the region, upholding stringent HSE standards governs every aspect of our business. We are proud of this remarkable achievement, and I would like to extend my congratulations to DAMAC’s Projects management and HSE teams for making this incredible milestone possible,” said Niall McLoughlin, Senior Vice President, DAMAC Properties.
McLoughlin added: “Health and safety has to be an integral component of any company’s overarching business framework, starting from its policies right down to its procedures. Necessary safety controls, designed to safeguard the wellbeing of all those involved in our projects, must be integrated into every process, and promoting awareness and continuous improvement of the programme is a matter of priority. At DAMAC Properties, aiming for ‘zero incidents’ is ingrained into the company’s vision and philosophy, and is considered a goal that has a higher significance than a performance benchmark alone.”
Safety procedures were implemented throughout the construction phases of the projects to ensure the utmost protection and wellbeing of everyone onsite. Moreover, DAMAC Properties’ ‘safety-first’ philosophy extends beyond the construction phase to positively benefit its customers as well. For example, the six-tower luxury project on Sheikh Zayed Road, AYKON City, has been designed with a key focus on safety, security, accessibility and the wellbeing of its residents. The use of innovative technology, latest energy-saving designs and safety elements are seen throughout the project. Some of these include an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) program to be implemented during the construction, aiming at protecting the residents from airborne contaminants and the HVAC equipment from construction contamination.