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October 26, 2015

Qatar Foundation Receives Prestigious Health and Safety Award

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Qatar Foundation (QF) has been awarded the gold award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards. The award was presented to QF during an official ceremony recently held at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
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The prestigious accolade demonstrates QF’s dedication to raising health and safety standards in Qatar, and its commitment to creating a positive and proactive environment in the workplace.

Sheikha Amal Al Thani, HSSE Executive Director, Qatar Foundation, commented on the award, saying: “We are immensely delighted to have been presented with this the award, especially from such a world-renowned organisation such as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. Workplace safety is a culture, therefore this award is deserved recognition as it confirms our continued commitment to providing the highest possible standards of health and safety in the workplace.”

Collecting the award in Glasgow, Mohammed Ahmed Bakhamis, HSE Director, Qatar Foundation, shared Sheikha Amal Al Thani’s sentiments. “To receive such a prestigious gold award after our first attempt is a fantastic achievement, and we are extremely proud to have been recognized in this way,” he said.

The award recognizes a very high level of performance, demonstrating well-developed occupational health and safety management systems and culture, outstanding control of risk, and very low levels of error, harm, and loss. David Rawlins, Awards Manager, RoSPA, said: “The RoSPA Awards encourage improvement in occupational health and safety management. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as Qatar Foundation, contribute to raising standards overall and we congratulate them.”

RoSPA is a registered charity and has been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for almost 100 years. RoSPA promotes safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home, and through safety education. Sharing similar values, the organisation encouraged Qatar Foundation to become a member of RoSPA in 2015 and enter into the annual awards.