Abu Dhabi introduces ‘poor weather’ work hours

Government issues circular on flexible working hours to prevent road accidents
Abu Dhabi introduces ‘poor weather’ work hours
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By Sarah Townsend
Sun 07 Feb 2016 12:11 PM

Government entities and companies operating in Abu Dhabi have been instructed to offer flexible working hours in bad weather to protect employees’ safety.

The Abu Dhabi Executive Council issued a circular on Saturday requesting that all government employers set internal regulations to guarantee flexible to prevent road accidents.

The guidelines stipulate that employers coordinate with relevant authorities to identify bad weather conditions and communicate the information to employees, according to state news agency WAM.

Employers should take all possible measures to raise awareness among employees of the dangers of driving on main roads during bad weather conditions and poor visibility, the circular added.

Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi, head of the Security, Justice, Health and Safety Committee at the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, said: “Guaranteeing the safety of employees is top priority on the agenda of the Government of Abu Dhabi.

“The Executive Council’s decision improves the performance system and confirms the importance of human capital as the engine of any progress.

“It was therefore necessary to make available all means possible to ensure the employees’ safe arrival to and departure from work according to the best public safety requirements.”

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