Abu Dhabi OSH Competency Scheme

What is “Qudorat”?

“Qudorat” is a national program for the qualification and competency development of establishments and individuals working in the field of safety, occupational health and work environment in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Is “Qudorat” a mandatory requirement for OHS Practitioners working in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi?

All health and safety professionals who are involved in or are responsible for the management of health and safety within an Organization and wish to operate in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi are mandated by the Abu Dhabi EHS Centre to register through the Qudorat system.

What are the pre-requisites for OHS Practitioner Registration?

Mechanism 8 of the Abu Dhabi Environment, Health and Safety Management System Regulatory Framework (AD EHSMS RF) identifies the pre-requisites for the different categories available to OHS Practitioners.  This includes the requirement to attend and pass the Abu Dhabi Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners Course.

What are the different categories for registration for OHS Practitioners?

Category
Type
Grade
Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHS) Systems
Generalist

 A, B, C
Auditor
Lead, Certified, Provisional
Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Management (OHSEMS) Systems
Generalist
A, B, C
 Auditor
Lead, Certified, Provisional
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Specialized
Technical Specialist
A, B


How does my IOSH membership factor into my registration with “Qudorat”?

IOSH Membership Grade
Qudorat Equivalency
Category
 Type
 Class
 Chartered Member (CMIOSH)
 OHSMS or OHSEMS
 OHSMS Generalist or OHSEMS Generalist
 A
 Graduate Member (Grad IOSH)
 OHSMS or OHSEMS
 OHSMS Generalist or OHSEMS Generalist
 B
 Technical Member (Tech IOSH)
 OHSMS or OHSEMS
 OHSMS Generalist or OHSEMS Generalist
 C


How do I maintain registration with “Qudorat”?

Every OHS Practitioner is required to complete a minimum 16 hours of relevant Continual Professional Development (CPD) within the one calendar year between the date of initial registration or renewal registration with the AD EHS Center and the date of expiry.

 How can I utilize my IOSH membership to maintain my CPD?

The AD EHS Center recognizes the following IOSH events for CPD purposes:

  • Branch meetings
  • Conferences
  • Technical seminars
  • Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Training
  • Participation in Committee

Where can I find more information?

Mechanisms
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EHS Registration System
“Qudorat” is a national program for the qualification and competency development of establishments and individuals working in the field of safety, occupational health and work environment in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner Course
It is a mandatory requirement of the Abu Dhabi EHS Centre that all persons who are involved in or are responsible for the management of health and safety within an organization to complete this course.