FAB Egypt is the first Bank in Egypt to conform to the ISO 45001: 2018 Standard for Occupational Health and Safety

FAB Egypt

Independently assessed by BSI, the First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) is now officially the first financial institution in Egypt to conform to ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Standard.

The new international standard, which is now released, supersedes OHSAS 18001 and shows the requirements for any organization to create and maintain a safe and healthy working environment for everyone. BSI has engaged with FAB, which has been through a rigorous assessment program, to prepare the FDIS (Final Draft International Standard) and a further review against the actual publication of ISO 45001.

FAB’s objectives to implement a rigorous Occupational Health & Safety management system strictly follow its efforts and endeavors to create a secure and safe workplace for workers and visitors alike.

Mohammed Fayed, the FAB Egypt CEO, commented about the event, saying: “We are very proud at FAB Egypt to be the first bank in Egypt to conform the newly published ISO 45001 standard on Occupational Health and Safety. This new standard will allow us to lead by example among other existent banks and showcase to our loyal employees and customers how much we care about safety and health in the workplace, as well as risk management.”

Fatima Ibrashi, Regional Chief Operating Officer at FAB Egypt, said: “FAB is committed to creating and sustaining a safe work environment for everyone. This new standard is an excellent achievement for FAB and puts us one step closer to our long-term goal of supporting our customers, shareholders, and employees to grow in a safe environment.”

Amr Harfoush, Head of Corporate Services at FAB Egypt, commented, “Congratulations to FAB and all of us, we are very proud to be the first bank to conform to the new international health and safety ISO standard. This achievement will allow us to continue growing with minimized risks and enhanced performance and will surely empower FAB’s employees to feel safer at the workplace.”

Mahmoud Elkady, Head of Health & Safety at FAB Egypt, added, “Achieving conformity to the ISO 45001 standard is a great achievement for us at FAB. We are so proud to be the first leading bank in Egypt to conform to the new standards as providing a safe and secure environment for our people is key to our bank success.”

The fundamental elements at FAB Egypt are empowering people and keeping the work environment safe, healthy, and risk-free. Thus, this achievement is a cornerstone to a future full of growth for the renowned financial institution. 

Dr. Mohamed Abolfadl, BSI Egypt General Manager, added, "BSI congratulates FAB Egypt for achieving certification to ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System. FAB Egypt should be very proud of its achievement as one of the first banks in Egypt to achieve certification to ISO 45001:2018. This achievement will help the bank provide a safe and healthy workplace for employees and other people, reduce work-related injury and ill health, continually improve OH&S performance, and enhance the bank's resilience. During the BSI audit, FAB Egypt was well prepared with robust health and safety plans developed to mitigate risks to acceptable levels. Safety awareness and culture were found well embedded across all functions and groups within the bank. The commitment of the top management to establish, implement, and improve a sound occupational health and safety system deserves noting.”

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