Safety and Environmental Policy

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Home/ About RTA / Policies & Procedures / Safety and Environmental Policy

RTA Corporate Safety and Environmental Sustainability Policy

 

This policy is written in the best interest of all stakeholders: customers, employees, suppliers, contractors, partners and the community in which RTA operates. In engaging its stakeholders by communicating this policy and providing opportunities for continual feedback, RTA shares with everyone the responsibility of meeting the requirements of this policy. RTA’s leadership carries the ultimate responsibility to ensure the commitment to this policy and its update ensuring its continuous relevance, appropriateness and effectiveness.

 
  • 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, while striving to prevent cases of injury and illness at various RTA’s activities and locations, and to preserve and enhance our cultural and natural resources and unique sense of place
  • RTA shall work to integrate Health, Safety, Environmental and Energy 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
  • All Health and Safety risks, and environmental impacts associated with the development and operation of Dubai road systems and land/marine transportation networks shall be reduced to levels that are “As Low As Reasonably Practicable” -ALARP
  • RTA shall work with Federal and Local Authorities, relevant Public Agencies, Public Interest Groups and the Private Sector to ensure that the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the Dubai road systems and land/marine transportation networks all comply with, or exceed the Local, Federal, and International legal requirements in the fields of Health, Safety, Environment and Energy.
  • Dubai road systems and land/marine transportation networks shall be engineered to ensure that operation and maintenance activities will observe Health and Safety regulations at work, and insure the protection and improvement of Environment and Energy performance during the design and purchasing process. This includes the conservation of natural resources, reduction of waste and prevention of pollution, through proficient management and adoption of leading practices where appropriate.
  • RTA shall establish Health, Safety, Environmental and Energy objectives and targets in line with its Strategic Plan, implement programmes to achieve them and continually measure and monitor its activities and progress against the committed objectives.
  • RTA shall provide resources and endeavor to lead, motivate, empower, engage and train its employees to achieve their objectives and targets, and encourage prevention principles, environmental stewardship ethics and energy efficient practices by ensuring availability of information at all levels
  • RTA is committed to continually improve its Health, Safety, Environmental and Energy performance and to communicate results to all stakeholders in order to maintain a relationship based on honesty, openness and mutual trust.
  • Safety and Environmental Management System in RTA and across all road systems and land/marine transportation networks shall observe the Environment, Health and Safety discipline.

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