Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation (MOHRE) has announced that starting from June 15th and until Sept. 15th , the midday outdoor work ban will be implemented in all areas of the UAE. Midday means hours between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
For his part, Assistant Undersecretary for Inspection, Maher Al Obed, confirmed that “18 teams of inspectors of the ministry will be recruited to monitor and supervise the implementation of this decision among all entities. The 18 teams will be spreading all over the UAE as following: 3 teams in Abu Dhabi, 4 in Dubai, two in Al Ain, two in Sharjah, two in Ajman, two in Ras Al Khaimah, two in Fujairah and one in Umm Al Quwain”.
“The teams are ready to hit 60,000 inspection visits across the nation to make sure all facilities commit to the law,” Mr Al Obed added.
An internal committee will be formed to deal with utmost transparency and impartiality regarding the complaint made by workers of any facility breaching the decision.
Applying the midday work ban includes that workers should not stay at work site any longer than 12:30, and that proceeding work is not allowed before 3:00 p.m. It also includes that employers are required to provide workers shady places to stay during this time, and to make a clear table of the new daily working hours in accordance with the provisions of this decision- the table should use any language the workers understand, in addition to Arabic language.
Employers are required to provide appropriate preventive means to protect workers from the dangers of injuries, and to follow all prevention methods prescribed in the Labor Law and ministerial decisions implementing it.
A fine of five thousand dirhams for each worker will be issued on any facility that did not comply with the application of terms and conditions of the decision, in addition to shutting down the file of the facility, or reducing its degree in the system of classification accredited to the ministry.
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