Sheikh Eng. Khalid bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Prevention and Safety Authority in Sharjah, confirmed that the authority continuously seeks to ensure the safety of all workers and those affected by the activities of employers in all facilities in the Emirate of Sharjah.
He added: "Pursuant to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the Executive Council in the emirate, headed by His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Chairman of the Executive Council, recently issued Resolution No. (15) regarding the system Sharjah Occupational Safety and Health, which aims to enhance safety in the work environment by implementing preventive measures to preserve the safety of workers, assets and property.
He explained that the system is the first of its kind in the country, which includes government agencies and private establishments, as it provides detailed guides that guide employers to the best ways to carry out dangerous activities in order to avoid accidents. The system was designed based on international best practices in the field of occupational safety and health, and the system contains An electronic program through which all parties are classified according to their degree of risk, where the necessary requirements are determined according to the classification result in the system.
Sheikh Khalid bin Saqr Al Qasimi called on all employers to abide by the requirements contained in the system to enhance security and safety in workplaces and keep pace with the emirate's aspirations towards digital transformation.
For his part, Sheikh Saif bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Director of the Prevention and Safety Authority, pointed to the importance of the Sharjah Occupational Safety and Health System to ensure the protection of lives and property and the preservation of the safety of individuals, whether working in various vital sectors in the emirate, which is conducive to achieving the authority’s vision of reaching a safe society free of dangers. What contributes to reducing accident rates in the emirate and creating an attractive environment for investment, which will make the emirate a pioneer in the safety of workers at the state level.
For his part, Eng. Musab Al-Amin, Director of Standards and Conformity Department at the Prevention and Safety Authority, explained that 24 government agencies participated in reviewing the hazardous activities record in the emirate, which made the system’s requirements satisfactory to the emirate’s need in managing dangerous activities. Actions to ensure that it does not happen again.
This decision complements the efforts made by the authority within the framework of ensuring the general safety of residents in the emirate through its implementation of the 24/7 early warning system, which works to electronically link all facilities in the emirate to the civil defense central control room to ensure the validity of the warning systems in the facilities, and improves safety and security. Civil defense teams response to fires.
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