Construction is about long-term investment. We want to work together with our employees, clients, business partners, suppliers and communities to ensure that the highest standard of professional conduct and ethic is embedded in everything we do.
Each individual employee plays a part in Arabtec’s success. Our employees are part of a corporate culture that challenges and encourages everyone. Working together, we are focused on meeting our responsibilities as a market-leading business to contribute to sustainable development in the markets we operate in.
Client Focus Quality
We know the needs and expectations of our clients better than anybody else, we deliver exeptional quality, on time, within budgets, every time.
We offer attractive career opportunities and room for professional development. We provide conditions to encourage the growth of our employees. Our cooperation with and between our employees is founded on trust, respect and honesty.
Arabtec is proud to deliver exceptional quality and innovation in all our projects. We set the standards for our markets.
Long Term Investment
Construction is a long term investment, we plan and act for the future, for long term sustainability.
Open to Learn and for Change
The markets are constantly changing and we are eager to learn and to change with them. This will ensure our long term success.
Arabtec Construction is committed to high quality standards and strongly believes that Quality must involve all employees throughout the entire organization. We know that our founding principle, “… to be the best customer driven organization that meets or exceeds client’s expectation….” is the reason for our success.
In order to keep up with the pace of growth, and to provide consistent procedures across all projects and divisions, Arabtec has developed INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (IMS) Manuals and has also gained certification to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001: 2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards. We strongly believe that this can only be possible through the full commitment of our most valuable resource, our people.
Realizing each project carries its own special needs, we tailor a project specific Quality Control Plan for each project we undertake. Items such as workmanship, documentation, material storage, submittals, as-builts, and non-conformance work are all addressed. Detailed procedures for testing, and quality assurance are further addressed as specific areas of importance for each project.
Our Integrated Management Systems (IMS) have been developed using industry standards and ISO guidelines. An online subscription of relevant construction industry standards is an integral part of our operation to ensure that what we build conforms to the latest standards.
Commitment to Quality HSE Imperatives
We strive to create the best value for our clients by delivering the most reliable and effective products for their business in the market place. Our commitments are to:
Continually monitor the quality of our products through daily inspections and periodical internal and external audits.
Ensure strict compliance with standards and product specifications.
Regularly assess the quality of our products with respect to our customer’s requirements and other products in the market place and optimize our products accordingly.
Ensure that employees are adequately trained on the importance of their activities in achieving high standards of quality performance.
Identify and reduce the risks of quality incidents in our operation.
Ensure continuous improvement of quality management in our operations by setting and reviewing measurable objectives and targets.
Periodically review and revise our Integrated Management System.
Long before the ISO and OHSAS 18001 - 2007 certifications, we continuously sought to always improve HSE practices. We have worked also to efficiently incorporate our HSE moral and legal obligations for each and every work process.
We operate on the premise that all accidents are preventable and Arabtec will make every effort to identify HSE hazards, associated risks and implement control measures utilizing the three hierarchies of hazards control, which are:
Elimination of the risk where possible.
Mitigating/minimizing the risk by substitution, engineering control and/or isolation.
Where the risk cannot be eliminated or minimized to an acceptable level, we employ administrative control and PPE.
We are proud to say that our HSE achievements today are not only dependent on the steadfastness of the senior management’s persistence towards a Zero Accident Policy but also on the conscientious efforts of all employees to make safety everyone’s responsibility and to be proactive in preventing incidents.
Rewards and recognition are used to motivate our teams where certificates and cash awards are given to HSE most conscious workers. We believe that the backbone of our success is the collective effort of the entire team. All failures are taken as a challenge and are dealt with very seriously.
We believe that our visitors, subcontractors, suppliers and clients are an extension of the Arabtec family and their integration into our HSE system of work is essential. HSE induction is mandatory for everyone before entering our sites. We are committed to educate and train each employee in safe working practices. No person shall be required or instructed to work under conditions that are unsafe.
Each employee has a duty to report workplace unsafe Acts/Conditions or any situation that may harm the environment and to take reasonable actions to alleviate such risks. To ensure implementation of a sound HSE system, Arabtec safety team conducts daily, weekly and monthly inspections along with consultants and project management teams.
Furthermore, a full system audit is carried out quarterly by ATC Head Office HSE Department and externally by an ISO approved agency such as LRQA every 6 months (as per requirements of our ISO certification).
We strongly believe that being proactive and providing required and appropriate support are essential elements to our HSE approach which has resulted in saving lives, monetary gains, public image, respect and recognition. Needless to say, our overall safety performance “Severity and Incident” rates are below any published statistics.