Focus Day on Health and Safety Guidelines in Schools: Monday, 6 November 2017

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM Registration and welcome refreshments

9:40 AM - 9:45 AM Welcome from IQPC

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Opening remarks by conference chair

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Health guidelines and regulations for schools in the region

Mais Akram Abdalla Yacoub, Senior Public Health Inspection Officer, Dubai Municipality, UAE
With key insights from Dubai Municipality, this session outlines safety requirements and best practices necessary in schools. Highlight of this session includes health regulation guidelines with focus on school safety and how inspections are carried out to ensure that all regulations are met.

Mais Akram Abdalla Yacoub

Senior Public Health Inspection Officer
Dubai Municipality, UAE

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Ensuring student safety from school design stage

Ann Marie Christian, Safeguarding Consultant, CIS Affiliated Consultant
Opening a school requires enormous amount of planning and care. Keeping children safe is at the forefront of every school’s master plan.
With international schools becoming mainstream across the GCC, this high-level session will offer strategic guidelines and policies on how school operators can keep children safe in schools.

Ann Marie Christian

Safeguarding Consultant
CIS Affiliated Consultant

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Networking break

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM School safety solutions

This session will outline important solutions for safety measures in school buildings as well as standards that should be taken into consideration by school operators when planning schools. To showcase your innovative solutions like school furniture, safe flooring and play equipment, contact to learn how you can get involved

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM Avoiding detrimental health issues and risk of injuries due to poorly planned school environment

Muhammad Wasif Alam, Director Public Health and Safety Department, Dubai Health Authority, UAE Dr. Ahmed Wasfi, Public Health and Safety Department, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
  • Ensuring schools are free from polluted environments
  • Avoiding the use of hazardous materials with harmful odours
  • Timely maintenance of school equipment
  • Providing well-trained specialists in school facilities like laboratory, clinics and sport facilities


Muhammad Wasif Alam

Director Public Health and Safety Department
Dubai Health Authority, UAE

Dr. Ahmed Wasfi

Public Health and Safety Department
Dubai Health Authority, UAE

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch and networking

1:45 PM - 1:45 PM End of focus day

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. For the most up-to-date programme, please visit the event website.