Abu Dhabi

In an effort to safeguard the health and safety of workers within the construction and building sector in Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi City Municipality - specifically, the City Planning Sector’s Environment, Health and Safety Department - launched a comprehensive five-day field inspection campaign across various construction sites on Abu Dhabi Island. The primary aim of this initiative is to educate both the workers and the company owners in the sector about necessary safety measures to be implemented during heat-intensive work periods.
Throughout the campaign, the Municipality's inspectors emphasized the criticality of adhering to the noon work ban law, a mandate issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. Workers were also educated about the importance of access to cold drinking water, suitable cooling equipment, sun-shielding umbrellas, salt-infused hydration resources, and provision for first-aid at the workplace. Additionally, companies are urged to ensure shaded rest areas for workers to recuperate during their downtime, designed in accordance with the workforce size and recommended health and safety standards.
Abu Dhabi City Municipality continues to press upon construction companies and their personnel the necessity of preventative measures and first aid availability at job sites to uphold worker health and safety. Alongside these measures, the Municipality reiterates the importance of adhering to the work hours stipulated by the relevant authorities, particularly during midday in the summer months, as a measure to safeguard all construction site workers.
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