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UAE civil defence teams provided advanced fire safety training

UL trains national civil defence teams on ways to spot counterfeit equipment and the need for product standardisation

The UAE's civil defence teams were provided advanced fire safety training.
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The UAE's civil defence teams were provided advanced fire safety training.

The UAE's civil defence teams have been provided advanced training on fire safety and prevention at a session hosted by UL, with topics covered including international codes and standard requirements for the design, installation, testing, inspection and maintenance of fire pumps.

Held at Civil Defence Academy in Abu Dhabi, the training session included detailed inspections and testing of fire pumps and other fire safety equipment.

A fire safety expert team from UL, comprising Ghaith Bakir, Sheeba Sivaraj, Jaganathan Lakshmanan, and Mariusz Pyrcik, shed light on the type of dangers caused by using and installing fake equipments.

The session also reiterated the significance of regular checks and certification of all fire-safety products in buildings.

Commenting on the training session, Hamid Syed, vice president and general manager for UL in the Middle East said: “The recent two-day fire-safety and fire-pump training programme was an opportunity for UL’s team of experts to meet with Civil Defence teams and senior officers."

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