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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 24 June 2018

Abu Dhabi Municipality cracks down on construction site safety

City authorities launch campaign to improve workplace conditions

Abu Dhabi City Municipality issued 67 offences and 53 warnings to building contractors and consultants for “failing to create a safe working environment”.

The crackdown on site safety is part of a campaign to ensure that contractors and consultants abide by Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) standards to maintain the safety of employees, protect their lives and mitigate against potential hazards in the workplace.

The Municipality made the inspections over a three-day period at Abu Dhabi Island, Al Reem Island, Al Raha Beach, Yas Island, Al Saadiyat Island, Khalifa City, Shakhbout City and Mohammed bin Zayed City.

Inspectors

"The inspectors also made a number of observations and directives aimed at improving health and safety on-site and ensuring that all requirements are met,” a statement from the Municipality read.

Offences recorded at the construction sites included unsafe work-at-height practices and non-compliance with personal protective equipment.

Other offences included neglecting temporary on-site fencing, storing building materials illegally, dumping waste illegally and failing to service firefighting equipment.

The Municipality said it would continue the campaign across all building and construction sites in Abu Dhabi.

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