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Gauged Solutions were engaged to conduct detailed audits of both Emirates Aluminium and SNC Lavelin's health & safety management systems with a key focus on safety culture.

The work included a multidiscipline team from Gauged Solutions visiting the United Arab Emirates and carry out the following:

  • A detailed review of both Emirates Aluminum and SNC Lavelin’s health and safety anagement systems;
  • A survey, including a holistic view of the site safety culture using a mixed methods approach conducting one to one semi structured interviews, focus groups and a brief safety culture survey;
  • A detailed review of the Permit to Work system including competency frameworks, a detailed analysis of the type of work requiring a safety document and a review of how it was practically implemented on site;
  • A review of both organisational hierarchy’s to establish roles and responsibilities and understand how effective workplace collaboration was;


We also provided both organisations with detailed reports highlighting where improvements could be made in:

  • Setting to work processes;
  • Working at height;
  • The control and subsequent management of risk;
  • Safe systems of work;
  • Permit authorisation process including acceptor training and authorisation systems;
  • Measurable indicators of managing safety performance using a more balanced approach which measured proactive as well as reactive indicators of safety; and
  • Collaborative working sessions leading to approved commination and cooperation across site control boundaries.

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