World Class Events and A.C.T Team Up to Improve Event Safety

L-R)Chris Woodford, director of A.C.T. (National) Ltd and John Adkins, managing director of World Class Events

Event management consultancy World Class Events (WCE) and the UK’s leading event safety consultancy A.C.T (National) have announced a partnership that will see the two companies promote and raise higher health and safety standards throughout the UAE. The partnership will enable WCE and A.C.T to deliver training that will improve knowledge and understanding of safety processes in the region by providing all personnel working on events access to competent advice therefore educating the local workforce and the client at the same time.

As a successful event management business that delivers production solutions all over the world, World Class Events deals with a wide range of health and safety matters on a daily basis. Often seen as an obstacle to creativity, World Class works hard to prove that this isn’t the case and applies sensible and pragmatic solutions. Over the last eighteen months this has more often than not been achieved by working closely with A.C.T (National) so the formalising of the working relationship with a firm partnership is a natural progression for both. Combining the two companies global experience will offer a global solution that will reduce costs, enhance service delivery and assist our clients to deliver the safest event possible.

Commenting on the partnership, John Adkins, Managing Director of WCE said: “It was becoming increasingly apparent that there was a global requirement for WCE to have access to experienced and internationally recognised qualified safety consultants. Entering into a partnership with A.C.T allows us to make it part of the package that we offer to clients; it assists the client as they don’t have an additional element to source and we can ensure that all areas of safety and due diligence are covered from day one. The client has one point of contact and doesn’t have to deal with third party authorities without support.”

Adkins and Chris Woodford, Director of A.C.T.(National) both added in a joint statement: “We see this partnership benefitting the industry as a whole. Standards can be raised by educating those within the industry in a practical manner and barriers to competent safety education can be lifted, allowing a free flow of information. This will see standards raised and deliver a more professional image to the rest of the world.”

“Future training plans will be aimed at the general workforce initially, with an emphasis on correct learning outcomes instead of charging for a course, issuing a certificate and then forgetting about them. This partnership will ensure that the training course are internationally recognised and approved and allow for continuing professional development at whatever level.”