Dubai intensifies inspections at construction sites over Covid-19

Dubai Municipality has enforced a series of building control measures in the emirate to reinforce precautionary protocols against Covid-19

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Laborers wear protective face masks as they wait in line to get temperature checked before entering construction worksite, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmadi, Kuwait March 28, 2020.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Laborers wear protective face masks as they wait in line to get temperature checked before entering construction worksite, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmadi, Kuwait March 28, 2020.

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Dubai Municipality has annoucned that it has intensified monitoring and inspection of construction sites across the emirate to ensure all preventive and precautionary guidelines are being implemented and instructions in circulars followed.

A total of 50,000 inspection visits were conducted in 12,331 under-construction buildings in the last two months, apart from visits conducted in response to emergency reports in Dubai, said the statement from Dubai Municipality.

Mandatory precautionary measures in construction sites include: wearing protective masks and gloves, providing sterilisation equipment in multiple locations at the site, measuring the temperature of workers before entering the site, maintaining physical distancing and avoiding gatherings, ensuring workers keep a safe distance between each other while travelling in and disembarking from buses, conducting continuous sterilisation of work sites and project extensions, avoiding overcrowding in temporary and permanent elevators, providing dedicated waste containers on site, providing protective clothing for workers in project warehouses, distributing timings for workers' breaks to ensure physical distancing, ensuring office workers at the site maintain physical distancing, and providing disposable plates and cups.

Dubai Municipality has enforced a series of building control measures in the emirate to reinforce precautionary protocols against Covid-19.

The measures form part of broader efforts implemented under the leadership’s directives to safeguard the health and safety of all segments of society.

The civic body has issued a set of circulars and guidelines for preventive steps and intensified cleaning and disinfection procedures in construction sites and workers’ accommodations.-TradeArabia News Service

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