Coronavirus: 50,000 inspection visits carried out by Dubai Municipality on construction sites

Inspection visits carried out across 12,331 under-construction buildings across last two months

Dubai Municipality (DM) has announced that it has intensified monitoring and inspection of construction sites across the emirate to ensure that all precautionary and preventive guidelines are being implemented and instructions in circulars followed.

According to a statement released by DM, a total of 50,000 inspection visits have been carried out across 12,331 under-construction buildings over the last two months, not including visits conducted in response to emergency reports in Dubai.

The statement explained that mandatory precautionary measures in construction sites include: wearing protective masks and gloves, providing sterilisation equipment in multiple locations at the site, measuring the temperature of workers before entering the site, maintaining physical distancing and avoiding gatherings, ensuring workers keep a safe distance between each other while travelling in and disembarking from buses.

Other measures include conducting continuous sterilisation of work sites and project extensions, avoiding overcrowding in temporary and permanent elevators, providing dedicated waste containers on site, providing protective clothing for workers in project warehouses, distributing timings for workers’ breaks to ensure physical distancing, ensuring office workers at the site maintain physical distancing, and providing disposable plates and cups.

Furthermore, Dubai Municipality has enforced a series of building control measures in the emirate to reinforce precautionary protocols against COVID-19. The measures form part of broader efforts implemented under the leadership’s directive to safeguard the health and safety of all segments of society.

The statement concluded by pointing out that the civic body has issued a set of circulars and guidelines for preventive steps and intensified cleaning and disinfection procedures in construction sites and workers’ accommodations.

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