This podcast focuses on the 5 key facts you should know about health and safety in the UAE, which often seem misunderstood.

When advising on health and safety issues in the UAE, there are a number of key facts that consistently seem to come as a surprise, particularly when comparing to other jurisdictions.

For example, it can often shock those new to the region that individuals can be found personally criminally liable for workplace injuries and fatalities. The extent of a "workplace injury" under the UAE Labour Law (which includes, for example, travel to and from work and potentially offsite social activities) is also not always appreciated.

Fully understanding the extent of an employer's workplace health and safety obligations, and what to expect in the event a workplace incident occurs, is of course critical. This podcast gives a high level overview of some of the key facts to be aware of.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.