ADM holds “Safety in Hot Weather” workshop for construction workers
The workshop focuses on the ‘Noon Work Ban’; dangers of working in the summer; handling emergencies; and safe methods
The Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM), through the Urban Planning Sector represented in the Department of Environment, Health, and Safety have organised an online awareness workshop for workers in building and construction under the rubric of “Safety in the Hot Weather”.
The workshop was part of the heat stress campaign along with the participation of Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the National Trading and Developing Enterprises (NTDE), as well as private sector companies.
The workshop aimed to raise awareness about the dangers of work in the afternoon in line with the "Noon Work Ban" law issued by the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. The law bans working in the sunlight in open places from 12:30pm to 3:00pm for a period of three months from June 15 to September 15.
In addition, the workshop focused on raising awareness of the dangers of work during the afternoon in the summer; ways of prevention; how to deal with emergencies; safe work methods; and the need to distribute perfusion solutions to overcome the symptoms of heat stress among workers.
The UAE is unique in its application of "Noon Work Ban" in summer as a preventive measure. Contracting companies are required to stop construction and building work entirely during the afternoon for three months. Fines are imposed on companies that do not follow instructions and laws.