Urgent.. Activating the work ban for foreigners at specific times

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced, through its official account on the social networking site “Twitter”, the start of the ban on performing work performed under the sun and in open places, from 12:30 pm until 3 pm, to spare them the risks of sunstroke and heat exhaustion in the summer months. From June 15 to September 15.

The Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Dr. Abdul Rahman Abdul Manan Al Awar, inspected this morning one of the construction sites in Abu Dhabi to ensure the optimal implementation of the ban on performing work performed under the sun and in the open spaces, which came into effect from today from twelve thirty in the afternoon until one o’clock 3:00 p.m. and continues until September 15th.

During his visit to the construction site, the minister stressed that the UAE has always been proactive in its humanitarian mission, and throughout its history it has given care and attention to all residents on its land.

He said, "The workers in the UAE have always had a special place in the wise leadership, as His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, praised the efforts of the workers, their valuable contributions and their constructive role in the renaissance and progress of the nation."

He added: "His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, has always emphasized that the UAE is everyone's country and everyone's home."

The minister pointed out that the noon work ban, which is being implemented for the eighteenth consecutive year, came to protect workers and preserve their health, as it has become an acquired right under UAE laws and an integral part of the work environment in the UAE, which has been achieved through the past years. Many positives contributed to the improvement of health and safety standards.

He said, "Therefore, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation was keen to confirm that it would not be lenient in implementing the ban at a time when the Ministry provided direct communication channels with it to report any case of violation of the ban and in the event of any complaint in this regard."

The minister stressed cooperation with the private sector as a permanent partner in success, thanking the establishments for their commitment to implement the noon work ban during the past years and other decisions that enhance the business environment in the country.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation applies the “noon work ban” for the eighteenth consecutive year, as part of continuing to implement the occupational health and safety system that aims to provide and promote a safe work environment for workers in the labor market, especially to spare them the risks of exposure to sunstroke and heat exhaustion due to high temperatures. In the summer months.

The ministry receives reports from community members about any violation of the noon work ban through the call center at 600590000, in addition to receiving reports through the ministry's smart application.

The decision prohibiting work in the afternoon hours provides for the exception of some works in which it is necessary for technical reasons to continue the work without interruption, such as the works of spreading the asphalt mixture, pouring concrete and the work necessary to prevent danger or repair faults.

In the event of carrying out this type of work that is excluded from stopping at noon, the employer must provide cold drinking water commensurate with the number of workers and the conditions of safety and public health, and irrigating means and materials such as salt and others approved for use by the local authorities in the country, in addition to providing first aid in The work site, suitable industrial cooling facilities and shades from direct sunlight, and providing a shaded place for workers to rest during their downtime.

It is scheduled to apply an administrative fine against the establishment that proves its violations of the “noon work ban” amounting to 5,000 dirhams for each worker and a maximum of 50,000 dirhams in the case of multiple workers employed in violation of the ban’s controls.