The law prohibiting workers from residing in work sites in Abu Dhabi
The Abu Dhabi City Municipality launched an awareness campaign to educate business and real estate owners in Abu Dhabi and its surrounding areas about the importance of adhering to the rules and laws that guarantee a safe and healthy living environment for all resident workers and not residing or living in the workplace.
In this regard, the Abu Dhabi Municipality launched a public awareness campaign to educate business and real estate owners in Abu Dhabi and the surrounding areas about the necessity of adhering to the rules and laws that guarantee a safe and healthy living environment for all workers, The rules of the campaign are put into practice using two main axes, which are municipal inspectors who conduct field visits to construction projects for the first time, Once they are in the field and go out to employees to raise awareness, delivering warnings about the potential harmful effects of sheltering workers on construction sites, the rules necessary to protect their health and safety and the legal and criminal ramifications of such behavior.
Conditions for housing technicians and workers:
Obtaining specialized licenses from competent government agencies
Choose a home site that is at least 5 kilometers from the family residences.
Workers’ housing must be far from tourist and investment areas, sources of environmental pollution, and rainwater drains.
The ideal place to live is near an industrial area or a place with job opportunities.
To facilitate employee travel, choose a location near the public transportation network.
In addition to complying with all health and safety standards, the home must also meet all environmental and health standards.
Awareness on social media platforms:
The second axis of the campaign includes publishing awareness messages through social media platforms and the official accounts of the Abu Dhabi City Municipality, in addition to sending thousands of text messages, These messages aim to inform and clarify the obligations of those in charge of contracting companies, consultants, and construction sites towards workers, especially about providing civilized and appropriate housing that preserves Their safety and health.
The Abu Dhabi Municipality urged contractors and officials to commit to transparency throughout the campaign period, and to know and follow the requirements of the environment, health, and safety system in model workers’ housing, stressing that adherence to these standards is required because of its positive effects on both companies and the residents of these housing units, Workers’ housing laws.