Ministry begins inspection campaigns to ensure midday break compliance

The inspection teams will document violations by filming workers on duty during the banned times and reporting the images to a committee.



By (Wam)

Published: Mon 15 Jun 2015, 7:16 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:09 PM

Dubai - The Ministry of Labour on Monday began its inspection campaigns to monitor midday break compliance with 18 teams across the country who will report labourers found on site between 12.30pm and 3pm until September 15.

The campaign, now in its eleventh year, confirms the ministry’s commitment towards labour rights through ensuring their safety and health and providing a suitable and safe environment. It is one of the most prominent and important initiatives launched under the directives of the Minister of Labour, Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, and the UAE’s wise leadership, that handles preventive measures to protect workers from the risks of working under direct sunlight with extreme high temperatures.

The ministry earlier this month began campaigns to raise awareness among employers and workers on the importance of the decision which aims to achieve high rates of risk prevention, also by providing water and juices during resting periods.

The ministry aims to conduct 60,000 field visits to report compliance levels across the nation and 20,000 field visits with spreading awareness.

The inspection teams will document violations by filming workers on duty during the banned times and reporting the images to a committee to take proper action against employers.

The ministry urged the public to take any necessary measures to follow up on these issues by reporting such cases by calling its toll-free number or through the ministry’s application on smartphones.


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