UAE employers told to keep employees safe amid adverse weather

Private sector told to 'take all necessary precautions'

UAE employers told to keep employees safe amid adverse weather

Organisations in the United Arab Emirates affected by the adverse weather are being urged to take precautions to protect their employees.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) said employers should ensure workers' health and safety during commutes to and from sites where operations cannot be suspended.

"In light of the exceptional weather conditions forecasted for the UAE, and in coordination with relevant authorities across the country, we advise private sector companies to take all necessary precautions and make sure that occupational health and safety requirements are met to ensure the safety of their workers during the expected period of weather fluctuations," the ministry said in a circular.

"Companies are required to comply with the directives issued by the relevant local authorities in each emirate regarding exceptional weather conditions and their impact on business operations."

On Tuesday, government employees were ordered to work remotely because of the unstable weather across the country, The Khaleej Times reported.


Source: National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority

Some parts of UAE have been affected by rain accompanied by thunder and lightning since Tuesday morning, with the country's National Centre of Meteorology forecasting that the conditions will remain until midday Wednesday.

The country's National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority recommended the public remain at home and only leave in cases of extreme necessity.

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