5 JUNE 2018: It is about 10 years since Fahad Al Shamsi graduated from the Emirates Institute of Health & Safety in Abu Dhabi, UAE. For an individual driven to make workplaces safer, such an excellent academic grounding would subsequently prove highly valued by employers. Originally from Dammam, Al Shamsi would initially remain in the UAE capital, working for local real estate giant Aldar on its Al Raha Beach Development, before transferring to Jeddah, where he would work on the prestigious, and complex, Haramain high speed rail project, connecting the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. Then followed a stint at a leading environmental consultancy in the UAE.
But when Al Shamsi joined global consultancy WorleyParsons, the project management office on Line 3, as a health, safety and environment (HSE) Superintendent in 2015, what had been a steep career learning curve became even steeper.
“A project of this size and scope presents a vast number of health and safety challenges,” Al Shamsi notes. “It is my job to convert my knowledge in this area to our Line 3 Metro sites and the many people working on them.”
As project advisor and consultant within ANM Consortium, WorleyParsons is mandated, among other things, to prepare guidelines which establish safer work systems, and apply them in the field.Subscribe to continue reading...