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GPIC president attends RoSPA ceremony

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GPIC president attends RoSPA ceremony
GPIC president attends RoSPA ceremony

(Manama) – Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) President and Chairman of the International Fertiliser Industry Association (IFA) Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery attended a ceremony to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) at the Buckingham Palace in London. Company Safety, Security, Health and Environment Manager Mr.JassimDarwish accompanied Dr. Jawahery at the event, presided over by Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.

Prince Andrew expressed appreciation for the IFA’s important role in promoting safety principles, behaviour and practices and commended Dr.Jawahery’s leadership. At the same time, he praised Dr.Jawahery’s experience as a member of several specialized and prestigious institutions such as RoSPA and the United States National Safety Council.

The Duke of York congratulated Dr. Jawahery on his appointment as Middle East Ambassador of the British Occupational Health and Safety Authority. He called on all concerned to continue global efforts to spread a culture of safety to prevent risks in the work environment. He expressed the hope that Dr.Jawahery would use his experience to be the authority’s Ambassador and promote the principles of safety at the workplace.

Dr. Jawahery said he was pleased at his meeting with Prince Andrew and described him as being passionate for the cause of safety and security. He said he would do his best, in co-operation with RoSPA members, to carry out the tasks he is entrusted.

Dr. Jawahery also met with RoSPA Acting Chief Executive Mr. Errol Taylor and National Council for Occupational Health and Safety (NEBOSH)Executive Chairperson Ms. Teresa Budworth. He reviewed with them ways of continuing the bilateral relationship between them and the possibility of providing more services to companies operating in the fields of oil, gas and petrochemicals.

RoSPAis a charitable organization concerned with safety issues in the community and works to avoid accidents of all kinds – whether on the road, at work and at home.

The Society was established in 1917 during the First World War to alert the community on the causes of accidents and ways to address them through studies and research. It has on its rolls 120 employees in all fields and specialties, is chaired by Lord Jordan Bourneville and sponsored by Queen Elizabeth II.

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