UAE Branch

Welcome to IOSH in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Branch

Welcome from Chair

With more than 1800 active members as of April 2019 and membership rapidly growing, the IOSH branch in the United Arab Emirates is the largest chapter outside of the UK and is also considered to be one of the most active and dynamic. Though it is primarily focused on serving IOSH members in the UAE, it traditionally attended to the entire region and continues to provide support today in countries where there is no official IOSH representation.

In line with the legacy of past executive committees that have had great success over the years in furthering the HSE agenda in the UAE, the newly elected committee remains focused on achieving the aims and objectives of IOSH and is committed to the IOSH Work 2022 strategy. Against this backdrop and by accounting for the valuable input from our annual member survey, a comprehensive and tactical strategy has been put together to provide our members with the best opportunities for professional development and to further IOSH’s influence locally and regionally by partnering with public and private organizations. Our detailed strategy for the 2019/20 year can be viewed here.

One of our key objectives this year among many others is to enhance the contents and quality of monthly branch meetings. Since the branch’s inception, these meetings have not only provided excellent platforms for members to network with like-minded professionals, but have also been instrumental in communicating industry best practices, evidence-based approaches to managing health and safety, and important soft skills that help set IOSH members apart from their peers. We are excited with this year’s branch programme. This programme also includes the quarterly site visits, CSR events and “women in safety” luncheons, which have been newly introduced.

As Chair of this year’s committee, I couldn’t be happier with the team you have elected to serve your interests. Ultimately, we are here to serve you so please do not hesitate to approach us with your input. To learn more about this year’s committee and for details about how you can get in touch with us, please visit our branch committee page here. We also invite you to follow our news and updates on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

On that note, and on behalf of the new executive committee, thank your vote of confidence, and I look forward to both meeting you at our events and to another great year.

Islam Adra

Chair – IOSH UAE