OHS SCHEME

Dubai Municipality (DM) being one of the model civic bodies in the world, puts premium emphasis on safeguarding the health and safety of all people working in the Emirate of Dubai thru the development of regulations and guideline documents, continual improvement of governance measures such as workplace inspections and permitting requirements, establishment of framework for health and safety certification requirements, and promoting various Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) programs to further improve the OHS standard in place.

Employers are mandated by UAE Federal and DM regulations such as Ministerial Order No. 32 of 1982 and Dubai Municipality Code of Construction Safety Practice to employ or appoint full-time safety personnel for construction, service and factory establishments to provide technical advice related to health and safety.

However, during numerous inspections and accident investigations of DM Health and Safety Department, it was revealed that various industries in the Emirate of Dubai are conducting their work activities without the presence of a competent safety person.

Recognizing this gap, the DM Health and Safety Department develops this certification scheme to ensure that certified and registered OHS Practitioners are available in industries with the aim to achieve improved health and safety and develop a positive company safety culture

This Certification Scheme is applicable to all industries (factories, construction and service sectors), individuals, and Certification Bodies who will be required to comply with the stated requirements in this document for OHS Practitioner Certification Scheme in the Emirate of Dubai.

All industries operating in the Emirate of Dubai shall employ Certified OHS Practitioners within their organization to ensure Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management for the business entity or establishment.

Certified OHS Practitioner for all types of industries shall be registered with the Health and Safety Department. The business entity or establishment shall ensure that registered OHS Practitioner to the Department is up to date.

To be eligible for certification as per DM Guideline on OHS Practitioner Scheme, candidates must posses the following Minium Educational Qualification and Work Experience requirements prior to taking the Certified OHS Practitioner Examination

 

Criteria 01

 

  1. Bachelors Degree in Engineering; and

  2. Diploma in Occupational Health and/or Safety( Government approved Educational Qualification- National or International) with two(2) years of experience; or

  3. International or National Diploma NEBOSH with two(2) years of experience.

            Criteria 02

  1. Diploma in Engineering; and

  2. Diploma in Occupational Health and/or Safety( Government approved Educational Qualification- National or International) with five(5) years of experience; or

  3. International or National Diploma NEBOSH with five() years of experience.

            Criteria 03

  1. Bachelor of Science; and

  2. Diploma in Occupational Health and/or Safety( Government approved Educational Qualification- National or International) with five(5) years of experience; or

  3. International or National Diploma NEBOSH with five() years of experience.

Criteria 04

  1. Bechelors Degree in Occupational Health and Safety ( Government Approved Educational Qualitification – National or International) (3 to 4 years curriculam) with five(5) years of work experience.

Also

  • Submit all related Educational Certificate for Verification

  • Bachelor Degrees should be attested by the Local Authories

  • Comply with application verification and Rejection Policy

  • Pass the Examination with score an overall average mark of at least sixty percent(60%) provided that the candidate achieved a minimum of fifty percent(50%) mark for each of these examination elements

    • Risk Management

    • Application of Safety Concepts

    • Health & Safety Regulations

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