The "Middle East Health and Safety Standardization Excellence Award" recognizes efforts of the organizations to improve the safety and security of the city. Included would be law enforcement programs, fire and emergency response programs, and youth programs related to public safety, and disaster response programs.
•The nominees’ efforts should have reflected measurable improvement using available data sources, demonstrate that improvement was made in terms of safety, mobility, modal choice, and quality of life in general.
•The nominee should have data and other sources such as surveys, photographs, videos, and testimonials to show how pedestrian, bicyclist, and traffic safety was improved by this project.
•The nominees should have formulated and implemented strategies to improve public safety and security.
•The nominees’ efforts should have resulted after alternatives were considered from among most projects resulting from a thorough and creative review of many options. It should explain how the selected option created the maximum benefit to the greatest number of people at the least cost and environmental impact.
•The nominee should have formulated and implemented strategies to monitoring buildings during renovations and construction to comply with all global standards.
•The nominee should have formulated and implemented strategies to enforce the owners and real estate management companies to comply with global housing standards.
•The nominee should have implemented successfully plans and strategies to improve health and safety performance. These initiatives could cover training, procedures, policies, new safety equipment, improved processes, awareness campaigns etc.
•The nominee should have developed and organized educational programs and campaigns to increase public safety awareness about buildings potential risks and potential disastrous elements such as gas, water, electricity and fire.
•The nominee should have formulated and implemented inspection standards for fire, fire alarm systems, anti flame materials, fire extinguishing systems and fire exits.
•The actions or achievements of the nominees’ program must have made a positive impact in allowing the fire/EMS department to respond to the needs of the community and assist in making that community safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to emergencies of all kinds.
•The nominees should demonstrated how these initiatives have been driven and supported by the senior management who have demonstrated their commitment and been at the forefront of getting the results.
•The nominee should have provided examples of challenges that they had to overcome to successfully implement these initiatives. This could be increasing understanding and awareness of health and safety issues or communication difficulties where the workforce and community do not share a common language.
•The nominee should have well defined statistical reports to quantify the impact that these initiatives have had on the public safety, such as reduced accident rates.