Compliance to midday break 99.6%

99.6% of companies operating in the UAE showed compliance with the mandatory midday break for people working under the sun during the summer months which went into effect on 15 June, the Ministry of Labour said in a press release.

By (WAM)

Published: Sat 30 Jun 2012, 5:25 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:21 PM

Only 34 companies, or 0.04% of the total number of firms operating in the UAE, violated the regulation and were punished duly, according to MoL’s Assistant Undersecretary for Inspection Affairs Maher Al-Obad.

MoL’s compliance inspectors made 7965 visits to worksites to ensure compliance with the rule which runs to 15 September.

116 other visits to raise awareness of the rule were made by the ministry’s teams to worksites between 1-26 June.

The 16 inspection teams visited some worksites more than one time.

According to the decision, workers are banned from working under the sun or in exposed outdoor areas between 12.30 and 3pm.

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