Sharjah records 730 fire safety violations in July

SHARJAH - Altogether 730 safety and security violations were detected in July during night inspections carried out at the shops and warehouses in Sharjah's industrial areas.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Mon 11 Aug 2008, 1:12 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:01 PM

Releasing the details of the violations for the month of July, Hareb Al Tunaiji, general supervisor in the Emergency Inspection Committee, said: "The drastic decrease in the number of fire accidents is proof of our achievement as a result of our frequent and strict inspections in all the industrial areas.

“We have detected a huge number of violations in shops and warehouses in the industrial areas. Their failure to abide by safety and security rules had in the past led to the occurrence of major accidents and financial losses."

Al Tunaiji added that the committee also detected a number of violations by workshop owners allowing labourers to stay at the workshop.

A major car painting workshop was fined heavily and the labourers inside the workshop were ordered to vacate the place, he added.

"We found out that the accommodation could only be entered through a small door hidden behind a refrigerator. This practice is reckless because in case of fire we would find it difficult to locate the laboureres hidden inside such accommodations.

“Also, the improper placement of gas cylinders and their direct exposure to sunlight leads to gas explosions."

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