With a daily on-site workforce of 45,000, the construction of the newest ‘World Expo’ in Dubai presented challenges for safety and wellbeing, reports Belinda Liversedge.

RRunning from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, it will bring together 191 nations and millions of visitors for a global celebration of human creativity, ingenuity and innovation.

After winning the Sword of Honour, hot on the heels of receiving the British Safety Council’s Five Star Health and Safety Audit, Ahmed Al Khatib, chief development and delivery officer, speaks to us about health and safety on the project.

In his words, what is Expo 2020 Dubai? “It takes place on one of the world’s most technologically connected sites,” explains Ahmed. “A 4.38 square kilometre city of the future that includes beautiful parks and gardens, performance spaces, and iconic architecture such as Al Wasl Plaza, the stunning centrepiece of the site, with the world’s largest 360-degree projection surface.” Dubai Exhibition Centre, which forms a key part of the Expo 2020’s legacy, will also be a focal point.

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