Sharjah issued 418 warnings for these construction offences in Q1'19

418 site offences were spotted during Q1 2019, when Sharjah Municipality completed 3,578 transactions related to construction

418 site violations were spotted in Sharjah [representational].
418 site violations were spotted in Sharjah [representational].

Sharjah Municipality completed 3,578 construction transactions in Q1 2019, a 5.3% hike on corresponding 2018 figures, with 418 warnings issued for construction site violations in Sharjah during the first quarter of 2019 and contractors and consultants called on to raise site safety in the UAE emirate. 

In an Arabic-language statement, director of Sharjah Municipality’s building inspection department, Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarwan, said the authority received 274 complaints through its call centre, following which action was taken correct offences.

Violations recorded by Sharjah Municipality during Q1 2019 included the poor quality of temporary fencing, unclean sites, building material or debris found outside the construction site, workers’ housing being built on the construction site, lack of an advertisement board about the project, incomplete project data on the ad board, and failure to obtain tower crane permits.

The inspections were aimed at ensuring the health and safety of construction workers on site through the proper use of protective equipment such as helmets, safety shoes, and gloves.

Of the 3,578 permits handed out during the Q1, Sharjah Municipality awarded 69 for additions to residential and agricultural areas, 182 for commercial and industrial decoration, and 442 for fencing.

Commenting on Sharjah construction in Q1 2019, Al Jarwan said: “We are partners in the development process and the urban boom that the emirate is undergoing, and the municipality always provides all support and cooperation to contractors [and] consultants […] to meet all challenges and turn them into strategic goals that [can help] achieve our vision. "

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