Safety Policy

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Safety Policy

RTA Corporate Health, Safety and Environmental Policy


 1. RTA is committed to be the legislative authority to plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain integrated solutions of road systems and land/marine transportation networks for Dubai, U.A.E., while striving to prevent cases of workplace injury and illness and to preserve and enhance our cultural resources and unique sense of place.

 2. RTA shall work to integrate Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) considerations into its strategic planning and adopt feasible, lower impact alternatives and mitigation measures in its business decisions during the design, construction, operation and maintenance of road systems and land / marine transportation networks for which it is the designated Regulatory Authority in Dubai, U.A.E.

 3. All Health and Safety risks and Environmental impacts associated with Dubai road systems and land / marine transportation networks development and operation shall be reduced to levels which are “As Low As Reasonably Practicable” (ALARP).

 4. RTA shall work with Federal and other Local Authorities, relevant Public Agencies, Public Interest Groups and the Private Sector to ensure the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the Dubai road systems and land/marine transportation networks comply with, or exceed, relevant local Dubai and United Arab Emirates Health Safety and Environmental Legal & Other Requirements and International Standards.

 5. Dubai road systems and land / marine transportation networks shall be engineered to ensure that operation and maintenance activities will incorporate safeguarding of Health and Safety at work and the protection and improvement of the Environment. This includes the conservation of natural resources and energy, reduction of waste and prevention of pollution, through proficient management and by adopting leading practices where appropriate.

 6. RTA shall establish Health Safety and Environmental objectives and targets, implement program s to achieve these and continually measure and monitor its activities and progress against the committed objectives.

 7. RTA shall provide resources and endeavour to lead, motivate, empower, engage and train its employees to achieve their objectives and targets and encourage prevention principles and environmental stewardship ethics.

 8. RTA is committed to continually improve its Health Safety and Environmental performance and to communicate results with all stakeholders in order to maintain a relationship based on honesty, openness and mutual trust.

 9. The RTA Safety and Environmental Management System shall include Health Safety and Environmental considerations for all modes of Dubai road systems and land/marine transportation networks operation.


This policy is written in the best interests of all stakeholders: customers, employees, contractors and the community in which RTA operates. In engaging its stakeholders through communication of this policy and providing opportunities for continual feedback, RTA will share with them the responsibility for meeting the requirements of this policy. RTA leadership carries the ultimate responsibility of ensuring that the commitments within this policy are carried out and reviews the policy annually for its continued relevance, appropriateness and effectiveness.




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