Dubai Municipality has launched a safety campaign aimed at enhancing compliance with safety standards and norms to create a safer working environment at every construction site throughout the Emirate
The campaign also targets all engineers, consultants, supervisors, and workers, as well as contracting and engineering consulting companies in Dubai. The objectives of the campaign include safeguarding individuals working at the construction sites, reducing the number of accidents, dangers and injuries, and improving adherence to safety regulations and norms to ensure a secure working environment.
As part of this, the Municipality has launched several awareness campaigns to promote the concepts of structural safety as well as the significance of safeguarding safety and health of workers at construction sites.
In addition, Dubai Municipality also supports the use of several innovative means to prioritise and implement safety requirements in construction sites to protect workers from any risks that may arise. This further echoes its efforts to offer a sustainable health system as well as develop and implement the best public and professional safety standards that safeguard and improve the safety of all people, particularly at construction sites. These efforts support the organisation’s ambitious objectives of creating a smart, sustainable, and cutting-edge construction sector in Dubai.
Dubai Municipality stated that it has adopted numerous measures to ensure and achieve the highest standards of safety, in accordance with the guidelines highlighted in the ‘Code of Construction Safety Practice’. Most notable among these is the implementation of 35,672 field surveillance visits on around 14,858 construction sites during this year to ensure safety standards, enhance awareness among contractors about the significance of adhering to standards, and provide all personal protections to workers.
The Municipality conducted an evacuation drill in the Wasl area as part of the campaign, which simulated a hypothetical situation that might occur on a construction site. It also organised a number of awareness seminars, lectures, and workshops under the ‘Safety Tent Activity’ in Jebel Ali and Muhaisnah, aimed at enhancing awareness among construction site workers about security and safety requirements.