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Safety first at Downtown Jebel Ali

Infrastructure teams at Limitless’ Downtown Jebel Ali project are leading the way in building site safety, notching up over two million man hours – equivalent to 700 days – without a single lost time incident. 

Work at the 200 hectare site began in January 2008, and involved the construction of over 100km – almost the distance between Dubai and Abu Dhabi – of deep services infrastructure, with up to 800 construction workers on site at a time.

Strict safety procedures at Downtown Jebel Ali include extensive training and workforce awareness programmes, with incentive schemes encouraging workers to acknowledge and report potential problems as they arise. 

Salah Ameen, Deputy Executive Director for Limitless in the Middle East, said: “Efficient safety operations not only reduce the risk of personal injury, but also keep project timelines on track, saving time and money during construction.

“Downtown Jebel Ali’s infrastructure teams work with heavy plant machinery and x-ray equipment, in very confined spaces – all while competing with the heat and humidity of the desert.

“This ‘two million milestone’ is a remarkable achievement, considering the high-risk nature of the work, and the number of people involved.” 

 Separately, Dubai-based PMV Middle East magazine has commended safety operations at The Galleries, Limitless’ mixed-use community project under construction in zone one of Downtown Jebel Ali, following a site visit.

PMV (Plant, Machinery and Vehicles) described onsite safety there as “exemplary”, commenting that “it was nice to visit a site where the very strictest standards of health and safety are implemented,” and that “it would be great if there were more construction sites run like this.”

The Galleries is an eight-building mix of offices, apartments and retail space, set in among 20,000 square meters of landscaped grounds.  A-grade office and retail space is available for lease in The Galleries’ first four commercial towers, while residential accommodation will be online later this year. 

For leasing enquires, call Limitless on +971 4 435 7868 or DTZ toll-free on 600 522245 (+971 4 332 9267 outside the UAE), or visit www.downtownjebelali.com
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