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20 October 2019

GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery has been awarded the British National Council for Occupational Health and Safety Examinations (NEBOSH) International Diploma.

The event was held in the presence of Nebosh Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Ian Taylor to commemorate its 40th anniversary celebrations.

Top international safety experts who attended praised Dr. Jawahery’s in promoting the application of international standards of occupational safety.

Mr. Taylor applauded Dr. Jawahery's contribution as ambassador to the Middle East, as well as through his position as a member of Nebosh, which helped it spread the principles and culture of safety in Arabic in the Middle East. He also praised Dr. Jawahery’s efforts through active participation in Nebosh programmes, which helped it reach a large segment and achieve the desired goals. 

Mr. Taylor stressed this was the first time this award had been conferred on a leading figure who has been instrumental in supporting Nebosh objectives.

Dr. Jawahery thanked the GPIC Chairman and Board of Directors who set up policies and followed up their implementation, while working to encourage the company management and staff to adopt standards of occupational safety so that the company can continue its emergence and excellence, regionally and globally. 

He said the GPIC team had played a leading role in this regard and have demonstrated a commitment to the application of international standards of occupational health and safety and made it a daily practice at all its work sites.

He said they participate actively in all programmes and initiatives that seek to spread a culture of safety at work and at home. Dr. Jawahery also praised the important role played by the directives of His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, the  Minister of Oil, in obtaining this international recognition, pointing out that His Excellency was always keen on the commitment of oil companies under the banner of the National Oil and Gas Authority, to abide by the application of health and safety standards and professionalism, which enabled the company and its President to win this international qualification.

Dr. Jawahery highlighted the important Nebosh role in the audit of occupational health and safety standards, stressing the importance of deepening the culture of occupational safety to meet the need to formulate an integrated system towards the future of occupational health and safety as well as the need to work on permanent improvements. He said the GPIC continues to perform in this field and expressed pride in obtaining this qualification.

He said the diploma is a high honor for the GPIC and recognizes the success of its policies and the integrity of its approach in support of all international principles and standards in occupational health and safety. He said the company is keen not only to adhere to its application, but also create awareness and its dissemination in the local community.

He pointed out that the company has a unique record in the field of safety. Since its establishment, the GPIC has spared no effort in investing in its Bahraini cadres and providing them with training, care and other opportunities at home and abroad to deepen the safety culture in the country. He pointed out that the GPIC have achieved the highest levels of safety and health in all phases of manufacturing and production.

The GPIC is one of the most distinguished companies in the field of safety, health and environment, locally, regionally and internationally and has won many international and regional awards in the field of safety and environmental applications. 

In 2014, Nebosh reappointed Dr. Jawahery as its Ambassador to the Middle East after he demonstrated great excellence in promoting safety in the Arab region.

Nebosh, established in 1979, is an independent, charitable body focussed on the development of occupational health and safety curricula, environmental management and applications. It is an independent testing board and a charitable qualification granting body that provides a package of universally recognized qualifications as well as professional qualifications that meet the needs of the environment, safety, and risk management in all work environments in the private and public sectors.

Nebosh certificates are internationally recognized and are essential for those working or wanting to work in a health and safety related field. These certificates are an excellent basis for employees in organizations and industries based on occupational safety and health practices as well as ideal for managers and supervisors located who are responsible for safety in addition to their usual responsibilities.

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