Etihad Rail – the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network – has surpassed more than 10 million man – hours worked, or over 250 days, with zero lost – time injuries.
This significant achievement is a clear indicator of Etihad Rail’s commitment to ensuring that safety remains a core value since the inception, construction, and soon during the commercial operation, of the UAE’s national rail way network.
The Etihad Rail project is managed by a joint venture between Parsons and Aecom.
Commenting on the achievement, Eng. Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, Acting CEO of Etihad Rail, said: “At Etihad Rail, we believe that all accidents, injuries and work - related illnesses are preventable, with safety being a value and mind-set shared by all. From senior management through to the frontline, each of our employees and contractors is trained and empowered to eliminate unsafe conditions and implement the necessary corrective actions to make an area or situation safe. This has resulted in a common set of principles and behaviours that ensures working safely is part of daily business. This 10 million-hours figure is a significant milestone for us, particularly considering the challenging desert conditions of the Western Region.”