The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has identified 10 types of work that are officially excluded from the application of the decision to ban work under the sun at noon, as it is one of the work that must continue without stopping for technical reasons, the most important of which is the work of repairing cutting water supply lines, sewage lines, and cutting off electricity.
The first month of implementing the decision witnessed the commitment of employers, especially in terms of providing preventive requirements to protect workers from sunlight and heat exhaustion, in addition to tightening preventive measures to confront the Corona pandemic.
Tomorrow ends the first month of implementing the decision to ban work under the sun and open places at the state level, amid the commitment and discipline of facility officials to provide places for rest during the work ban period, and open and shaded ones, and to provide preventive means to protect them from injuries that may result from the use of machines, in addition. To adhere to the precautionary measures against the Corona virus.
The decision to “ban noon work” is applied daily at work sites that are open across the country from 12:30 pm until 3 pm, during the period from June 15 to September 15.
The Ministry praised the commitment of the employers to implement the decision and to tighten preventive and health measures in the workplace, noting that the mechanism for implementing the decision includes a package of procedures and controls aimed at protecting workers from exposure to direct sunlight and stress as a result of high temperatures and humidity, as well as implementing and implementing a set of awareness and guidance initiatives. In partnership with a number of government and private agencies and institutions.
The ministry stressed the need to provide a shaded place for rest during the workers’ stoppage, while specifying a list of 10 types of work that are excluded from the application of the decision to ban work at noon, as it is one of the work that must be continued without stopping for technical reasons, and includes “asphalt mixture works.” And “pour concrete” if it is impossible to carry out or complete it during the afternoon, “repair water supply lines,” “repair sewage lines cut,” “repair electricity cuts,” “repair traffic cuts – or obstructing it - on public roads", and "repairing cut gas or oil pipelines".
The list also included works whose implementation requires a permit from a competent government agency because of their impact on the flow of traffic and services, if the permit stipulates work to be completed around the clock, and includes “cutting or diverting the main traffic lines, cutting electricity, cutting communication lines.”
The ministerial decision stated that in the case of works in which it is imperative for technical reasons to continue the work without stopping, the employer is obligated to provide cold drinking water in proportion to the number of workers and the conditions of safety and public health, and to provide perfusion means and materials such as salt, lemon and other things that are approved for use by the health authorities in the country In addition to first aid means and materials at the work site, appropriate industrial cooling means, and finally umbrellas from direct sunlight.
The decision confirmed that the employer is the main responsible for the violation of the employment of workers during the ban period, as well as everyone who uses a worker who is not legally allowed to use him, calling on community members to contact the call center on the toll-free number 80060 to report any case violating the decision.