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Five violations confirmed during UAE's summer midday work ban

Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announces level of compliance with policy to protect outside workers during hottest months

Five violations confirmed during UAE's summer midday work ban
The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has approved five violation reports out of a total of 42 received from June 15 to September 15.

Five violations have been confirmed during the UAE's midday sun working rules, which aim to protect workers in the construction industry in the hottest months of the year

The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has approved five violation reports out of a total of 42 received from June 15 to September 15.

The ministry said it approved only five violations after its team conducted inspection visits, state news agency WAM reported.

If a company is found to be violating the decision, the ministry imposes a fine of AED5,000 for each worker, with a maximum of AED50,000 in cases involving many workers.

The policy prevents any work under direct sunlight between 12.30-3pm for the three-month period.

Maher Al Owaid, Assistant Under-Secretary for Inspection Affairs at the Ministry, said that the ministry continues to implement a comprehensive plan to protect those working outside during the summer.

It also aims to raise the awareness of employers, employees and the community about the importance of the decision to protecting workers’ safety and health by conducting field visits, organising workshops and lectures, and distributing brochures in Arabic, English and Urdu.

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