Dubai- UAE: The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), during its participation in the Big 5 exhibition, in Dubai, showcased six national projects that enhance safety requirements in the construction sector, including UAE regulations to support safety requirements in doors, windows and stairs, elevators, paints and varnishes, and environmental labeling.

The Authority will present the Emirates Scheme for control on Safety of Automatic Doors and Windows, UAE Cabinet resolution NO. 37/2016, Emirates Scheme for control on Escalators and Electric Walkers, UAE Cabinet resolution NO. 2/2016, Emirates Environmental Mark - Systems and Products UAE Cabinet resolution NO.12/2017.

The Emirates Scheme for the control of paints and varnishes products, UAE Cabinet resolution NO.6/2016, Emirates Scheme for control of Elevators for Buildings and Facilities UAE Cabinet resolution NO.31/2014, Emirates Scheme for control of water fixtures, UAE Cabinet resolution NO.43/2014.

The awareness messages provided by the Authority ranged from visual messages presented for the first time to the public of various segments, such as short films about the UAE specifications and regulations, initiatives to promote green practices in the community, as well as a direct explanation of the corporate sector and the public through the Authority's technicians through its platform throughout the exhibition.

H.E Abdulla Al Maeeni, ESMA Director General, said that the Authority focuses on providing systems and regulations and standards of the UAE to enhance safety and security in the UAE construction sector, and ensure that these regulations are consistent with technology developments and innovations in the world of construction, such as 3D printing technologies for buildings. And the future of the construction sector and its smart equipment.

ESMA is keen to participate annually in the Big 5 exhibition because of its regional and international weight in this important sector, and to be informed of the ongoing developments in this growing sector, and we will share ideas with innovators in the East and West who review these technologies, he added.

ESMA continuously transmits HSE awareness messages, for the tenth time in a row, we are participating in the Big 5 exhibition, believing that we must be present alongside major producers and suppliers of equipment and interested people, who are presented with UAE standards, technical regulations related to public safety in construction field and various economic sectors.


The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) is the federal authority approved by the United Arab Emirates to exercise administrative responsibilities by unifying management, supervision and coordination of standards, regulations, and quality control. The Authority's policy is drawn up by a board of directors headed by a UAE minister and includes representatives of the relevant federal and local government entities.

The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) was established as a financially and administratively independent federal body under Federal Law No. 28 of 2001. The Authority provides standards, metrology, conformity assessment and accreditation services in accordance with international requirements and practices. The Authority has developed the services and increased the performance to an equivalent international bodies level providing similar Standardization services.

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