It ensures that neither the development community, nor those tasked with safety and security enforcement, lose sight of the overarching principles of the Urban Planning vision. "When the SSPM was first introduced in 2013, it was a challenge for users to understand why it was necessary to create such a manual because Abu Dhabi is one of the safest cities in the world," said Abdulla Al Sahi, Executive Director, Corporate Services Sector and Acting Executive Director – Planning and Infrastructure Sector, UPC. Fifty years ago, Allah blessed us with a leader who planted the seeds of Abu Dhabi’s future, shaping through his hard work and ambitious vision the foundations of today’s government .. Read More The Abu Dhabi Plan is a reflection of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s legacy; a strategic blueprint that has been designed to guide the Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s growth and development. Disclaimer: Project references or case studies featured on this website have either been carried out by SGW Safety & Security Limited, or specifically by a current team member of SGW, currently working within the business. UK Office: +44 (0)1623 821 508 Click to see our website terms of use and privacy policy, Decisions relating to community safety and protective security must be balanced w. Costs associated with community safety and protective security fall where responsibility for safety and security lies: with the owner. 1.2.1 This manual must be followed by all persons who are involved in the planning, design or construction of changes to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Road Network (EADRN) and those who are commissioned to undertake audits to ensure that the road safety implications of all projects are fully considered for all road users The High Priority projects are typically larger in size and include land uses that attract particular security risks. The purpose of the Manual is to ensure that safety and security are embedded in development proposals. Photo Gallery; Video Gallery; Publications; Events; Latest News ABU DHABI, 7th December, 2015 (WAM) -- In a further step towards enhancing Abu Dhabi’s position as one the safest cities in the world, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, UPC, has announced the implementation of the Abu Dhabi Safety and Security Planning Manual, SSPM, across 137 developments in the Emirate. The guide works in line with Urban Planning’s suite of regulations, policies and guidelines. As a lead consultant SGW are fully compliant with the Abu Dhabi Safety & Security Planning Manual (SSPM). Two years on, the UPC now has a growing number of best practice case studies that show how individual project teams have innovatively embedded security into their project designs. Thirty projects have been required to meet the additional security requirements of the Crowded Places Protection Programme, as they are publicly accessible and densely populated. The following policies are used by SGW for every project, to guide in the decision-making process and to ensure positive implementation outcomes. Of the 137 project reviews, 54 were classified Low Priority, where the focus was on enhancing overall security. All development projects are classified either as ‘Low Priority’ projects or ‘High Priority’ projects, depending on the type of development, population size and the nature of the activities that will take place there. Community safety and protective security shall be a core planning consideration in all new developments. This performance-based regulatory model deliberately allows planning and design freedom to enable projects to create their own solutions that are most appropriate to their project context. Through collaborative efforts between Tourism Development and Investment Company, TDIC, the UPC, the museum operators, and the respective project consultant teams, the museums demonstrate how planning solutions improve levels of safety and security in development projects. These principles are applied carefully by SGW however, they are to be applied according to context. Security is discreet, effective and does not detract from the architecture or functioning of the sites. Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health System; Safety Topics; My Campaigns; Capacity Building Qualification of National Programs; Awareness Programs; Training Courses and Workshops; Service Directory; Media Center. Download a pdf of our latest brochure. Included in these approved projects are three of the museums that feature in one of Abu Dhabi’s most prestigious development projects – the Saadiyat Island Cultural District. Appropriate advice, information sharing, transparency and rigour must be present to support community safety and protective security decision-making. Through early security planning and consideration of the principles and guidance in the SSPM, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Zayed National Museum are exemplary in illustrating how to incorporate appropriate security precautions without compromising the original architectural vision for each museum. ABU DHABI, 7th December, 2015 (WAM) -- In a further step towards enhancing Abu Dhabi’s position as one the safest cities in the world, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, UPC, has announced the implementation of the Abu Dhabi Safety and Security Planning Manual, SSPM, … Costs associated with community safety and protective security fall where responsibility for safety and security lies: with the owner. Community safety and protective security arrangements, in new and existing developments, must be fit-for-purpose, appropriate and proportionate to the risks. These projects have benefited from the fact that the SSPM does not include specific standards, rather it specifies a process to be followed and a level of performance to be achieved. United Kingdom. Security Threat, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (TRVA) Course, Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP), Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) Programme. The vision for the manual is to ensure quality of life and reflect the Emirate’s unique identity.