x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Abu Dhabi building inspectors trained to detect fire hazards

Training for 30 inspectors from civic bodies was organised by the Abu Dhabi Municipality.

ABU DHABI // Thirty building inspectors from across the emirate have been trained to identify potential fire hazards during on-site inspections.

The training, organised in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects, formed part of the new Environment, Health and Safety Management System of Abu Dhabi Municipality.

Inspectors from civic bodies in Abu Dhabi City, Al Ain City and the Western Region learnt about the various causes of fires and how to detect them.

They were also trained on the various preventive measures and corrective actions that can be taken to remove the causes of fires.

Abu Dhabi Municipality has always sought to provide staff with the knowledge and skills to be more effective in the field of environment, health and safety, said Mohamed Al Dhaheri, executive director of Municipal Affairs. This was particularly necessary given the emirate's dynamic building and construction sector, he said.

Abdul Rahman Al Marzouki, director of the safety management system division, said one of the key aims of the new system was to raise the efficiency of specialised employees, such as building inspectors, to reduce the number of accidents and maintain the safety and health of workers in this sector.

All who attended the course were certified as instructors and equipped to train their colleagues. At the end of the course, the inspectors were presented with certificates by Ahmed Mohammed Al Shareef, undersecretary of the Department of Municipal Affairs, and thanked for their efforts to keep their respective communities safe.