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The New Institute of Environmental Management and Sustainability (IEMS) takes training to a whole new level for Bee’ah drivers
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The New Institute of Environmental Management and Sustainability (IEMS) takes training to a whole new level for Bee’ah drivers

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IEMS will implement advanced training methods for 300 of Bee’ah’s Tandeef drivers

Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading and award-winning environmental management company, has reformed its operator training programmes, by investing in the training of more than 300 of its Tandeef drivers.

The drivers, who have already been trained and instructed on safety protocols, will now participate in in an advanced training programme at the Institute of Environmental Management and Sustainability – Middle East (IEMS – ME), from April 1st to December of this year.

A centre for interactive learning, innovation and skill advancement, the IEMS offers best-in-class, quality training that is accredited through professional memberships with organisations such as WAMITAB (Waste Management Industry Training Advisory Board), the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), and the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI).

Tandeef and its fleet of over 1000 vehicles provide waste collection services for more than one million residents across Sharjah, from low-rise residential households, to large industrial companies with contracted waste management services. Bee’ah has made concerted efforts to continue to improve its existing health and safety standards, prioritising the training of Tandeef’s newest drivers.

Fahad Shehail, Group Chief of Staff at Bee’ah, said, “We care about and invest in our team members, which is why we encourage the development of our drivers. Now, we are undertaking a more rigorous and intensive training programme for Tandeef’s existing, and newly recruited, drivers. By providing state-of-the-art training interventions, we will be able to ensure the safe delivery and exceptional quality of our services.”

The training follows strict quality standards that are associated with the accredited programme. Once it has been concluded, each driver will be assessed on their ability, competence, and potential training needs using an online licensed app called Validate. The IEMS will also issue a ‘Driver’s Passport’, which will have important details about the driver, including the extent of their training progress and which vehicles they are qualified to operate.

Sami Mohammed Handley, Director of IEMS, explained, “The institute will provide best-in-class training that is innovative, inspirational and accredited, and recognised globally. With 300 drivers of different nationalities, we chose to offer the programme in Hindi, Urdu, and English. Through the online assessment tool, Validate, which has been developed by WAMITAB, we will also be able to evaluate the progress of each individual.”

Before the programme was officially launched with Tandeef, IEMS ran a number of pilot programmes to achieve accreditation and ensure that the training they provide met the needs of today’s businesses. When the programme concludes, IEMS will present over 130 drivers from Bee’ah with certificates of achievement, which are also accredited by WAMITAB and the IMI.

WAMITAB, IEMS’ accredited partners, will also provide training in operating the software for ten Tandeef employees with leadership potential. They will become the ambassadors of training and assessment in the field, and will help IEMS understand training needs for future interventions. WAMITAM and IEMS will continue to raise competence levels, linked with specific focus areas to improve overall performance.

For more information on IEMS and its training programmes, including the latest 5-day Masterclass on waste management, visit and register at