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ESMA presents six regulations to increase safety in construction sector

Visual messages presented for the first time to the public of various segments about doors, elevators, stairs and paints. (Image source: ESMA)

The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), during its participation in the Big 5 exhibition, in Dubai, showcased six national projects that enhance safety requirements in the construction sector

The regulations included UAE regulations to support safety requirements in doors, windows and stairs, elevators, paints and varnishes, and environmental labelling.

Abdulla Al Maeeni, ESMA director-general, said that the authority focuses on providing systems and regulations and standards of the UAE to enhance safety and security in the UAE construction sector, and ensure that these regulations are consistent with technological developments and innovations in the world of construction, such as 3D printing technologies for buildings. And the future of the construction sector and its smart equipment.

The authority presented the Emirates Scheme for control on Safety of Automatic Doors and Windows, UAE Cabinet resolution NO. 37/2016, Emirates Scheme for control on Escalators and Electric Walkers, UAE Cabinet resolution NO. 2/2016, Emirates Environmental Mark - Systems and Products UAE Cabinet resolution NO.12/2017.

The Emirates Scheme for the control of paints and varnishes products, UAE Cabinet resolution NO.6/2016, Emirates Scheme for control of Elevators for Buildings and Facilities UAE Cabinet resolution NO.31/2014, Emirates Scheme for control of water fixtures, UAE Cabinet resolution NO.43/2014.

The awareness messages provided by the authority ranged from visual messages presented for the first time to the public of various segments, such as short films about the UAE specifications and regulations, initiatives to promote green practices in the community, as well as a direct explanation of the corporate sector and the public through the authority?s technicians through its platform throughout the exhibition.