Should a Document submitted to ADM to be reviewed and approved by the consultant before being submitted by the contractor to the ADM?

Any document is to be submitted to ADM, as an authorized authority from the Sector Regulatory Authority, must reflect the information collected from the entity itself.

Are there any fees/charges to get the approval for the HSE requirements related to the building permits?

The approval for the HSE requirements related to building permits is free of charges.

Does the system only concerns the new projects, or it also includes the on-going projects?

OHSMS covers all the operations & activities preformed by the entity.

What is a nominated entity?

A nominated entity is an entity that has been selected by a Sector Regulatory Authority that is required to develop and implement compliant OSHAD SF to continue to operate in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in accordance with Decree Number 42 of 2009 concerning the Environment, Health and Safety Management System in Abu Dhabi Emirate.

Why have I been chosen as a nominated entity to develop an OHSMS under the Building and Construction Sector?

Entities within the Building and Construction Sector are defined as those that are directly involved or associated - by clear contractual terms - with supplying a service, role, finance or management of a building and construction project. The Building and Construction Sector comprises entities mainly working in the construction of buildings and other structures, additions, alterations, reconstruction, refurbishment, installation, and maintenance and repairs. Entities working in demolition are also included. This sector also includes entities working in landscaping, haulage, blasting, test drilling, landfill, leveling, earthmoving, excavations, foundations, piling, land drainage, dewatering, and other land preparation.

What happens when you have submitted your registration form (Form A)?

Once receiving of your electronic form through Al ADAA electronic application, it will be reviewed for the completion of the data entered. Based up on the review, an electronic notification will be delivered to you through Al ADAA electronic application with all the details required.

Will the Building and Construction Sector be enforcing the OSHAD SF Requirements?

Enforcement will be introduced in the future. Our main objective at this time is focusing on education and assistance to ensure that the requirements of the Framework are met. Needless to say, we have a moral obligation to ensure that the health and safety of workers and provision of healthy work environment.  Where necessary, we are going to take appropriate measures to ensure the enforcement of the requirements of OSHAD SF.

Will the Sector be offering assistance and advice to the Entities?

That is the main focus of the Building and Construction Sector to ensure any assistance we can give is offered. We will be running series of workshops, one-to-one sessions and where required, we will visit any entity on request to assist them in development of their OSHMS. Also eny entity operating in the construction and construction sector can obtain relevant information from our website.

How can we contact the Building and Construction Sector Regulatory Authority?

Essentially when communicating please do so in writing. General enquiries can be submitted by email to (hse@adm.gov.ae ). We will acknowledge receipt of your email and try to respond as soon as possible.

Are there any special requirements for Building and Construction Sector Entities?

The Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health System Framework is always the main reference point with regards to compliance to Decree Number 42 of 2009. The Building and Construction Sector Regulatory Authority (SRA), like other SRA’s, are adding their own specific requirements which will be made available to entities when situation is required. 

How do we obtain information about the Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health System Framework?

Visit the Abu Dhabi Public Health Center website www.adphc.gov.ae and follow the link to Legislation https://www.adphc.gov.ae/en/Legislation. All up to date released information concerning the Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health System Framework requirements are available for accessing and downloading.

There is a lot of work to be undertaken. How long have I got to develop an OSHMS?

You have 12 months from the date of the official notification that you are a nominated entity to develop and implement your OSHMS.

Do you have simplified process map that demonstrates the registration and submittal process?

Explaining and answering inquiries and questions related to the registration and submission process for the system exists and is available to everyone through the official communication channels with the Environment, Health and Safety Division in Abu Dhabi City Municipality. If necessary, a formal meeting can be requested to discuss the matter.

The form requests information bout our head office, yet the office located in Abu Dhabi is just a branch, and our head office is located in a different emirate/ country. Please advise.

The required information must reflect the address of the office located in Abu Dhabi   City, but in your case, please include the information of the office located in Abu Dhabi   City which has a commercial license different from the commercial license of the main office located in a place other than Abu Dhabi City.

Do you require us to list the projects outside of Abu Dhabi, too?

You are required to enter the projects listed within Abu Dhabi City.

We are currently certified for all the following certificates; ISO9001, OHSAS18001 or ISO 45001, & ISO14001 for all our operations within Abu Dhabi & Dubai. Based on this what realistic target date is expected by the HSE Division Team for OSHMS within our Entity

Development Target Date: Within the 12 months from date of the official notification .
Implementation Target Date: Within one month for the date of the official approval of the entity’s  submitted OSHMS

As you are certified, then it is from the ease to comply with the extra requirements to complete the approval process towards your Entity’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OSHMS).

The regulatory authority for building & construction sector is not an accreditation body for the mentioned certificates (ISO9001, OHSAS18001 or ISO 45001, ISO14001), but it is an authorized authority to approve the OSHMS only and according to the requirements of Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health System Framework (OSHAD SF).

Is this system project specific or global for one contracting company?

The Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OSHMS) is a system for an Entity as a whole.

What is an Occupational Health and Safety Management System?

An Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) is a management framework that provides a systematic approach which can be used by any enterprise or organisation to continuously improve its business management to achieve efficiencies and better OHS outcome.

Who is an Entity?

Any developer, consultant, & contractor for building & construction sector projects is considered under this definition as an Entity.

 


What are the HSE requirements for building permits?

Please click the following link to view the HSE requirements for building permits

Who will prepare the HSE plan and the risk assessment (which required for some building permits) contractor or consultant?

The HSE plan and risk assessment shall be prepared and approved by the contractor, also they must be reviewed and approved by the consultant.

How long will it take to approve risk assessment or HSE plan by ADM-EHS Division?

The risk assessment or HSE plan will be approved by ADM – EHS Division within one working day if they fulfill the requirements.
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