Urgent UAE: Implementing the “noon work ban” starting mid-June

Abdallah Shahin - | Business

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has declared the implementation of a prohibition on working outdoors in direct sunlight and open areas. This ban will be in effect from June 15th until September 15th, between the hours of 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM.

The "noon work ban", which has been consistently enforced for the past 20 years, is a fundamental pillar of the country's labor market legislation. Its primary objective is to ensure a secure work environment that adheres to the highest standards and demands of occupational health and safety. This measure aims to prevent workers from suffering injuries and damages that may arise from working in high temperatures. Elevated temperatures experienced in the summer season.

Mohsen Al-Nasi, the Assistant Undersecretary for Inspection Affairs, stated that the "noon work ban" has become a well-established practice in the business community and private sector companies in the country. This is because it plays a crucial role in safeguarding the health and safety of workers, who are the most valuable assets of companies. The adherence to this ban also reflects the level of commitment of companies. The enforcement of the ban in recent years has demonstrated the level of consciousness, collaboration, profound social obligation, and adherence of private sector enterprises to laws concerning the safeguarding and well-being of workers.

He expressed anticipation for ongoing collaboration among the Ministry, private sector entities, and community members to collectively pursue objectives in bolstering the leadership and competitiveness of the labor market in the country. This includes improving its effectiveness, productivity, and appeal to both local and international talent, as well as enhancing the welfare of workers. This will be achieved through the continued implementation of the ban, which exemplifies the compassionate and enlightening nature of the legislation. The text refers to the implementation of practices and the extent of recognition and collaboration experienced by the workforce in the country.

The noon work ban provisions prioritize the uninterrupted continuation of work while serving the public interest. They allow for exceptions in certain cases where work cannot be halted due to technical reasons, such as the spreading of asphalt mixture and pouring of concrete, if it is not feasible to carry out or complete these tasks after the ban period. Essential actions taken to prevent harm or fix disruptions that impact society as a whole, such as interruptions in water supplies, power failures, traffic disruptions, and other issues with fundamental services. The exclusion also encompasses works that necessitate authorization from a competent governmental body for their execution. Due of its significant impact on the movement and public sphere.

Companies are required to offer shaded areas for employees during the banned months to shield them from the sun's rays when work is suspended or when they are engaged in authorized activities. Additionally, companies must provide adequate cooling devices like fans, ample amounts of water, and moisturizing substances, such as approved salts, as specified by local authorities. In rural areas, there are additional facilities and medical supplies available at the workplace to provide immediate medical assistance.

The Ministry oversees companies' adherence to the noon work ban by conducting inspection tours and receiving reports from community members through the call center at (600590000), as well as through the Ministry's website and smart application. Any instances of improper practices or violations are promptly addressed, and fines are imposed on companies found to be in violation. The penalty for each worker who violates the rules is 5,000 dirhams, with a maximum penalty of 50,000 dirhams if there are numerous workers involved.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, in collaboration with its partners, initiates awareness programs and on-site visits to enlighten workers and employers about the significance of complying with the regulations of the midday work ban during its designated months.

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