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Agreement signed to improve safety standards

14 December 2010

Aggreko has begun to collaborate with DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) to further improve its world-class safety standards at its international headquarters in the United Arab Emirates.

Agreement signed to improve safety standards
Agreement signed to improve safety standards

DuPont will provide comprehensive safety management consulting, coaching all Aggreko supervisors as well as representatives from top management. Starting with staff in Dubai, approximately 180 people will undertake comprehensive, behaviour-based training that focuses on safety observations and the management of on-going dialogue with employees to encourage safe work practices.

Since 1962, Aggreko has provided power generation rental and temperature control rental services on a global basis, and has been operating in the Middle East for over 20 years. Serving a wide range of industries, the company has 144 locations worldwide and 9 locations across the Middle East.

Aggreko continuously strives for an incident-free workplace and believes that this vision can be achieved through an uncompromising approach to safety. The DuPont engagement is an integral part of the commitment by Aggreko management to constantly and consistently improve its safety management system to ensure the safety of employees, processes and equipments.

According to Colin Gaston, operations director of Aggreko International Projects, “DuPont is globally recognized as one of the safest companies in the world. Based on its know-how, expertise and established methodologies gained from advising hundreds of manufacturing companies worldwide, we trust DuPont can provide our company with solutions to help us achieve world-class safety standards.”

Wael Mansour, project manager at DuPont Sustainable Solutions Training Solutions, Middle East noted that “this is a challenging project considering the wide range of activities within Aggreko. However, the full commitment and high level of enthusiasm across the organisation, from top management down to shop-level workforce, serve as key drivers that allow Aggreko to implement the right changes in order to achieve best results.”

DuPont Sustainable Solutions is a partner of choice for key industries throughout the Middle East. Using its own experience in implementing effective safety programs as an owner/operator, DuPont Sustainable Solutions is in a unique position to help others in their journey to safety excellence. DSS has been operating in the region for over 10 years, and have successfully assisted companies with safety, operations and environmental challenges.

As societal expectations for improved workplace safety rise, it is vital that companies improve safety performance by embracing safety as a core value. DuPont Sustainable Solutions is proud to facilitate progress towards the greater goal of reducing human suffering and societal cost related to injuries and accidents in the workplace.

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