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Drydocks World Dubai receives top safety accolade

Region’s largest shipyard is one of only 40 companies worldwide to receive the Sword of Honour.

Drydocks World Dubai receives top safety accolade
Drydocks World’s flagship facility in Dubai.

Drydocks World-Dubai, an entity of Drydocks World, has been confirmed as a winner of the British Safety Council Sword of Honour for the fourth year in succession. This award is given to 40 organisations world wide every year that encourage and maintain a safe working culture within their facilities.

Drydocks World-Dubai is the flagship company of the Drydocks World group and is a major player in the ship repair/conversions and new building of vessels. It employs approximately 9000 personnel.

"Safety has been maintained as the highest priority within our organisation and our efforts are bearing fruit through world wide recognition," said Nawal Saigal, MD of Drydocks World - Dubai. Drydocks World -Dubai is known in the industry to encourage local marine based companies to embrace the ‘safety culture' in their own back yards, thus overall establishing Dubai as a safe city," added Saigal.

The Sword of Honour is among the most prestigious international health and safety accolade that a company can receive, and it is designed to encourage and reward organisations that work to best practice. Inaugurated in 1979, every year only 40 swords are awarded worldwide, so winners are elite organisations that boast first class health and safety for their employees.

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