Sheikh Eng. Khalid bin Saqr, Chairman of the Prevention and Safety Authority, stressed the importance of installing the early warning system “Aman”, as part of the Authority’s commitment to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Sharjah Supreme Council, in enhancing the security of population, lives and property. He stated that (Aman) the approved system In the Emirate of Sharjah in accordance with Executive Council Resolution No. 20 of 2019
Engineer Muhammad Al-Zarouni, head of the projects department at the authority, stated: “The number of those registered in the system during the first quarter of 2021 AD is (980) establishments, and that there is an increase in the number of those registered in the system over the same quarter during the previous year, amounting to 73.2%, as the number of those registered in the system reached Since the launch of the project until today (5580) facilities, indicating that the early warning system “safety” reduces the response time to fires and avoids their aggravation, and works to monitor the validity of the alarm and fire systems in the facilities and ensure their effectiveness, which leads to a reduction in accident rates in order to improve mechanisms Fire prevention and the establishment of best practices in order to reach a safe society free from dangers. The Authority provides a safety service at prices that suit all segments of society, as the aim of the service is to provide the highest levels of safety for individuals.
He said that during the first quarter of 2021, the Prevention and Safety Authority inspected 1,566 establishments in the Emirate of Sharjah, in line with its annual plan to inspect establishments and buildings in the Emirate. In this quarter, it targeted commercial establishments in the industrial areas of Sharjah.
For his part, Engineer Tariq Muhammad Haniyeh, Head of the Audit and Inspection Department, indicated that the aim of the visits is to inspect the precautionary and awareness-raising activities of the facilities to reduce accidents, and to guide the owners of the facilities to the procedures and standards to be followed to protect individuals and property from various dangers, explaining that the Audit and Inspection Department of the Prevention and Safety Authority He determines the visits according to pre-planned and studies the areas to be visited, which varied between residential buildings, towers and buildings under construction, in addition to commercial establishments such as warehouses and shopping centers. The authority also received requests for preventive and awareness inspection of some government agencies in the emirate.
The Business Continuity Committee in the Emirate, which operates under the supervision of the Prevention and Safety Authority, has engaged the 24 business continuity teams in local government agencies in specialized workshops and courses to implement the national standard for business continuity NCEMA 7000:2015, as part of the committee’s qualification program (Business Continuity Management Program), which continues to be presented For 3 consecutive years for government agencies in the emirate, where the committee aims to enable vital government agencies in the emirate to deal optimally with crises, disasters and emergencies that may occur in the entities according to pre-studied plans to avoid interruption of services provided to the general public.
On the other hand, Fatima Muhammad Al-Marzouqi, head of the Business Continuity Department at the authority, indicated that the business continuity team in the authority reviews and prepares plans and documents to implement the national standard for business continuity, within the program of the emirate’s committee and to achieve the authority’s vision to improve the application of systems for its business continuity, which is in the interest of employees, customers and operations. Hence the business of the principality.