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Strategic partnerships - New MoUs signed
Date of Issue: Monday, 18 December, 2017
IIRSM signs MoUs with PASMA, IPAF and Adveti
We’re delighted to announce that in recent months we have signed a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with leading organisations worldwide.
Developing an already supportive partnership in the UK, United Arab Emirates and Qatar, in September we signed an MoU with the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA).
The memorandum is primarily designed to drive forward key areas of collaboration that will benefit the membership base of each party.
We also met with the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (ADVETI), which kindly hosted IIRSM’s two Managing Risk pilot courses in Abu Dhabi. Both courses had high attendance, including many regulatory and government representatives. Under the MoU, the two bodies will maintain a sustainable partnership focusing on the areas of risk management and occupational safety and health education and training.
The signing took place at ADVETI’s Mussafah campus in Abu Dhabi and was attended by ADVETI’s Managing Director, Dr Abdulrahman Alhammadi, IIRSM’s Director of Professional Development, Sophie Williams, and ADVETI’s Curriculum Development Specialist, Siobhan Connolly.
“We are very excited and pleased to enter into this partnership with IIRSM,” said Dr Alhammadi. “It will enable us to raise awareness of the importance of risk management in the UAE.”
By providing practical education and training, we will be able to focus on the areas of risk management and occupational safety for the benefit of the government and businesses.
Phillip Pearson, IIRSM Chief Executive, commented: “I am delighted with our strategic partnership and look forward to closely working together to raise awareness of the importance of risk management through practical education and training over the coming months and years in the UAE.”
IIRSM representatives also signed an MoU with The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) recently, inclusive of key deliverables in support of each organisation’s activities in the Middle East, such as the provision of reciprocal benefits to qualifying IIRSM and IPAF members in the region. The MoU was signed at the IPAF Middle East Convention by UAE Branch Chair Matt Cox, and IPAF Middle East Representative and IIRSM member Jason Woods, having first been ratified by the chief executives of both organisations.