ADM issues 56 HSE warnings to construction sites in Abu Dhabi

Municipality inspected worker caravans at 75 construction sites under five-day campaign to ensure site HSE

ADM inspected sites in Abu Dhabi.
ADM inspected sites in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM) has issued 56 warnings and four violations against contractors and consultants as part of its five-day inspection campaign, which was conducted at 75 construction sites to check on the health, safety, and environment (HSE) standards of caravans used by workers onsite.

In an Arabic-language statement, ADM said that the campaign was carried out at construction sites across several areas in Abu Dhabi, including Abu Dhabi Island, Reem Island, Khalifa City, Shakhbout City, Mohammed Bin Zayed City, and Al Raha Beach.

During the programme, ADM team found out that some construction sites lacked proper fire-fighting systems in caravans, while some others did not maintain evacuation training records. Warnings were also issued to companies that failed to provide a list of fire and safety officers, as well as emergency teams at construction sites.

Some of the construction sites had insufficient emergency exits, while assembly points for some others were located in remote areas, ADM said. 

ADM added that the campaign was aimed at ensuring that site works were being implemented in a healthy and safe environment that met the requirements set by Abu Dhabi Centre for Occupational Safety and Health.

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