Abu Dhabi urges workers to stay safe on construction sites
The Abu Dhabi Municipality has launched a campaign aimed at helping construction workers identify and avoid site hazards and life-threatening incidents, a civic official told Gulf News Monday.
“The municipality aims to eliminate injuries and deaths at construction sites, where the risks are many. Heavy machines and noise make it an even more dangerous place,” Abdul Aziz Hosni Zurub, Director of Health, Safety and Environment divisions in the municipality, told Gulf News.
Posters have been introduced with pictures identifying risks, along with instructions on how to avoid them in three languages — Arabic, English and Urdu.
The posters depict hazards such as fire, unsafe practices working at heights, unguarded machinery, unsafe access/regress, being struck by a foreign body, unsafe scaffolds, dangers of falling objects, open shafts and edges, unsafe working platforms, unstable structural membranes, unstable mobile crane, unsafe cantilever loading platforms, overloaded vehicles and forklifts, unsafe electrical equipment, and unsafe excavations.
Zurub confirmed that posters have been distributed at all construction sites.
“The posters are printed in three languages to ensure that people understand the directions in their own language or a language they are proficient in,” he said.
The municipality carries out regular inspections to ensure that safe practices are implemented.