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Nearly 200 safety warnings issued to Abu Dhabi contractors

More than 40 offences were committed and 199 warnings issued to building contractors and consultants in Abu Dhabi

Nearly 200 safety warnings issued to Abu Dhabi contractors
During the three-day campaign, several observations and instructions were made to ensure the safety of work sites and compliance with health and safety requirements.

More than 40 offences were committed and 199 warnings were issued to building contractors and consultants in Abu Dhabi during a three-day inspection campaign.

Abu Dhabi City Municipality called on all contractors to abide by the applicable health and safety standards set by the municipality to ensure the safety of workers at construction sites following the campaign.

The campaign covered several areas in Abu Dhabi Island, Saadiyat Island, Khalifa City, Shakhbout City and Mohammed bin Zayed City. It targeted construction sites to ensure compliance with the health and safety standards.

During the three-day campaign, several observations and instructions were made to ensure the safety of work sites and compliance with health and safety requirements, state news agency WAM reported.

The municipality said it spotted certain cases during the campaign that fell short of the required standards.

Examples included the lack of entry points, unsafe work-at-height practices, non-compliance with protective equipment, ignoring temporary on-site fencing, casual storing of building materials, dumping of waste at non-designated areas and failure to service firefighting equipment.

To enhance the practices at construction sites, the municipality said it holds several awareness workshops throughout the year.

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