Abu Dhabi Municipality issued 67 offences and 53 warnings during a three-day inspection campaign against contractors and consultants for failing to comply with safety rules.

The municipality recently inspected several areas on Abu Dhabi Island, Al Reem Island, Al Raha Beach, Yas Island, Al Saadiyat Island, Khalifa City, Shakhbout City and Mohammed bin Zayed City.

The inspectors also made a number of observations and issued directives aimed at improving health and safety on-site, ensuring that all requirements are met.

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The campaign targeted construction sites where works are underway to ensure their compliance with Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) requirements.

The violations monitored at construction sites included unsafe work-at-height practices and non-compliance with personal protective equipment.

Other reported violations included neglecting temporary fencing on-site, storing building materials illegally, illegally dumping waste, and failing to service firefighting equipment.

According to the authority, the campaign is part of the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities - Abu Dhabi City Municipality commitment to “protect the lives of workers, safeguard their health and safety, and verify their compliance with the EHS standards of the municipality” at construction sites, in accordance with Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Centre.

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality has called upon contractors and consultants to take all preventive measures and abide by EHS requirements.