EHSMS Accreditation

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Environment, Health and Safety are important for the campus operation, staff and students. Health and safety is a vital part of everyone’s job and studies. Failures in health and safety standards may cause injury, ill health or business closure.

Therefore, Zayed University has established an Environmental, Health and Safety Management System(EHSMS), for better satisfaction of the needs of its staff/ faculty/ students to progress towards excellence in Environment, Health, and Safety outcomes. Environment, Health, and Safety Management System is a unique management system followed by University Campuses to ensure EHS practices exercised by Zayed University meet requirements of UAE Federal Law, Dubai Municipality EHS, Abu Dhabi Education Council EHSMS requirements, OSHAD SF and any other applicable Legal Regulatory Requirement.

Environmental, Health and Safety Management System (EHSMS)

In December 2016, Zayed University certified the Environmental, Health and Safety Management System(EHSMS) with the globally renowned International Management System Standards ISO 14001:2004 & and OHSAS 18001:2007 (ISO: International Organization for Standardization & OHSAS: Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Services) which are published and maintained by British Standards Institutions (BSI).

The certifications bestowed by validating the commitment of Zayed University in pursuance to high levels of standards in Environment, Health and Safety practices by internationally proclaimed accreditation body.

The Zayed University’s EMS (Environmental Management System) and OHSMS (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) standards are complying with specific international best practices which are recognized worldwide to mitigate and manage impacts on environment effectively; as well as to provide a safer and healthier work & study environment by mitigating various risks at Zayed University Premises.

ZU’s EHSMS system facilitate a constant cycle of planning, implementation, review and corrective/ preventive actions to attain preestablished EHS targets and objectives which are intended to safeguard the wellbeing of students, staff, faculty and the Environment.

Policies and Procedures

Zayed University’s established Policies and Procedures ensures a consistent approach to managing the EHS impacts, risk, and hazards through the comprehensive systems in conformance with local and international standards.

The active involvement and commitment of top management on EHS matters and continuous support on establishing a rigid EHS Policy and Procedures laid a strong foundation for Environment Health and Safety Management system.

The Scope of EHSMS

The scope of the Zayed University’s Health, Safety and Environmental System include

  • Provision of Safe workplace, Safe Equipment, and Adequate welfare facilities

  • Comply with all legal and Federal requirements.

  • Provision for the establishment of a specific methodology for EHS Risk Management

  • Provision of delegation to concerned individuals for addressing EHS concerns

  • Provision of an essential permit to work guidelines.

  • Provision of effective and systematic Incident investigation and reporting mechanisms.

  • Appropriate waste handling and waste reduction/ recycling initiatives conferring to Local Government Regulations.

  • Provision of energy and natural resource saving / protection initiatives   

  • Provision of safe environmental practices.  

  • Provision of emergency management at Zayed University

Communication and Consultation Platforms

Several electronic and orthodox communication platforms were established for the campus community for better interaction and involvement in Environment Health and Safety Matters. Apart from the conventional notice boards and communication methodology, an EHS Mobile application is already published for whole campus community for effective communication, reporting, emergency management, alerting and training purposes. The same features will also be made available soon in Zayed University Intranet web portal.

The whole campus community have been provided with several EHS publications like EHS induction hand book, Emergency Handbook, Labs and Studios Safety Handbooks, for creating better awareness and comprehensive knowledge in EHS matters.

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