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ADM cracks down on worksite fencing violations in Abu Dhabi

by Fatima De La Cerna on Sep 5, 2017


ADM has issued 17 warnings to construction companies for not meeting temporary fencing requirements.
ADM has issued 17 warnings to construction companies for not meeting temporary fencing requirements.

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Abu Dhabi City Municipality's (ADM) Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (DMAT) has started an inspection campaign targeted at construction companies with projects in the Mussafah industrial area.

The campaign reportedly aims to enhance safety in project sites by drawing attention to temporary fences that don’t comply with Building Works Realignment Law No 4/1983, which regulates construction works in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.   

Municipality inspectors have so far visited 57 construction sites. In the course of these visits, 17 warnings were issued to construction companies found in violation of temporary fencing conditions set by the municipality.

According to ADM, temporary fence enclosure requirements stipulate that the distance between fence plates must not exceed 5cm, with a height of no more than 20cm.

ADM added that the fence height must not be less than 2.5m, while the width of the fence entrance must not exceed 5m. Warning signs must be placed on specific areas of the fence. A board indicating the name of the project, contractor, and the consultant must also be installed.

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Contractors and owners of construction sites are urged to rehabilitate and maintain fencing structures in accordance with “engineering and aesthetics specifications”, ADM said in a statement.

The municipality also announced that it will continue with the inspection campaign to catch violations that would place public safety at risk.



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