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Friday, October 02, 2020

99 per cent of private sector establishments abide by ‘noon work ban’ decision: MoHRE

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has announced that 99 per cent of private sector establishments abided by the decision banning the work performed under the sun and in open areas, effective between June 15 and September 15.

The awareness campaigns and programs that the MoHRE implemented concurrently with the ‘noon work ban’ achieved unique results in terms of the private sector’s abidance by the decision for the sixteenth consecutive year, Maher Al Obed, Assistant Undersecretary for Inspection Affairs at MoHRE, said. This shows the extent of the community’s awareness of the importance of the decision for preserving the health and safety of workers and keeping them away from the dangers of direct sunlight and heat exhaustion during the daily ban hours between 12:30pm and 3pm, he added.

The MoHRE applied innovative monitoring systems during the period of the ban and consequently the Fast Response Center was activated to receive reports on violations from the public and calls through the MoHRE’s call center on the toll-free number 80060, he said. The smart inspection system was also activated and the role of ‘Taqyeem’ employees was bolstered to detect any violation of the decision and notify the MoHRE accordingly, he added.

Praising employers’ abidance by the decision, Al Obed valued at the same time the interaction of the society with the decision as embodied in the reports received by the MoHRE and the distribution by many individuals of water and juices on workers during the ban period.

He also valued the active role of the MoHRE’s partnering federal and local government entities in monitoring and educating the members of the society and target groups about the importance of implementing the decision as well as their bid to organize many awareness-raising and education activities as regards the importance of abiding by the decision.

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