Remembering one of the pioneers of Safety & Health in Dubai

Sadly, I write a short message about Dave Bass who left us recently. Dave has been a great leader for me knowing him for many years working on many projects together, extremely passionate about helping others understand and develop their skills.

Dave had introduced me to many good friends from government sectors, IIRSM, IOSH, Nebosh, and many more who share the same goals…. I echo what Jon has mentioned, we have lost a friend and a
great advocate of the safety professionals’ community.

Jason Woods | WSH Asia Co – Founder Middle East, South Asia and Africa

Dave has been always a bigger brother to me. He was a role model to federal safety inspectors and was simply known among them as "Uncle Dave". He was a role model for all of us with his dedication and professionalism. Not only I will greatly miss him, but his students and UAE will miss him too. Our condolences to his family. Rest in peace big brother.

Dr. Ali Salem

We have just found out about Dave’s abrupt exit from the world. Dave was a legend amongst the Middle East Safety professionals. Dave was the oracle for all things relating to systems and
processes, on many occasions during our early years in the Middle East, we were both heavily engaged with IIRSM and part of the cooperation with the UAE government to revamp the HSE laws
and guidelines, this was Dave in his element, and he added expertise and knowledge to the group, culminating in the issue of new construction-related guidelines and laws in the region.

In later years, I consulted with Dave on many situations and when I left my position in Samsung to move to Asia, I strongly recommended Dave to take over, which he did with flair and determination.

Dave is a larger-than-life character today we have lost a friend and a great advocate of the safety professionals’ community.

Jonathan Eades

I have known David for more than 15 years ago when we met together first time with one of his safety team at Al Naboodah Company.

I dealt with David as a human as the eldest brother who gets his advice on many personnel matters and He had a good sense of humor as his smile reflected a pure heart and his personality was
characterized by transparency and honesty.

I considered David as a leader in his field and has many fingerprints with different international bodies around the world.

Goodbye, David

Mohamed Abd Elsalam Hassan

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