DM to inspect sites over work ban

Labourers have been warned to take the symptoms of heat stress seriously this summer, at the launch of a Dubai Municipality (DM) Safe Summer Campaign to prevent heat-related hazards.

Dubai Municipality labourers won't be on the job outside in dangerous conditions.
Dubai Municipality labourers won't be on the job outside in dangerous conditions.

Labourers have been warned to take the symptoms of heat stress seriously this summer, at the launch of a Dubai Municipality (DM) Safe Summer Campaign to prevent heat-related hazards.

Workers are being warned to look out for signs of heat exhaustion, including excessive sweating, headaches, nausea, muscle cramps, fatigue and fainting.

Redha Salman, public safety department director, DM, said: "Such incidents are occasionally not even reported by the workers. They try to recover by themselves, and no reporting is ever done.

The ten-day campaign ties in with the forthcoming midday working ban, which takes effect on 1 July.

All outdoor work on construction sites must stop between 12.30pm and 3pm.

Salman said the ban would be enforced by the Ministry of Labour: "Inspections will be taking place specifically to check for compliance in this matter," he said.

The campaign is being run in tandem with National Trading and Pharmaceutical Establishment. Representatives of the campaign will visit a number of construction sites and labour camps to advise workers of the dangers.

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