DEWA first in the region to receive NFPA 101 for fire and life safety
DEWA’s buildings and equipment are aligned with UL’s internationally recognised safety and fire protection standards
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 101) Life Safety Code recognition from international safety organisation UL.
DEWA is the first utility in the Middle East to receive the global recognition after a comprehensive audit of its warehouses by UL, who inspected all DEWA’s buildings and equipment to ensure they were aligned with its safety and fire protection standards.
Commenting on the achievement, the managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said: “DEWA is keen on keeping pace with the latest in occupational health and safety, due to its importance in providing a safe, healthy and happy environment to all employees, partners and customers.”
Al Tayer added: “DEWA ensures that all its employees and customers, as well as its partners’ employees, including consultants, contractors, and suppliers are aware of the latest in health and safety, as well as fire protection, to reach the highest levels of excellence and quality.”
“This is achieved through ongoing training, knowledge sharing, mechanisms for improving health and safety of human resources, as well as improving productivity, operational efficiency, and promoting sustainability.”
In keeping with international guidelines, DEWA adopts the three lines of defence model, with management and supervision being the first line; risk management, compliance, legal affairs management, and governance being the second line; and internal audit as the third line.