Important
Notices

Important
Notices

Fire Safety Training

March 23, 2017
In response to concerns on protocol/procedures in the event of a fire in office blocks. We are responding to you to advise of directives on the matter.
The below 3 Articles are extracted from the Law:
UAE Ministerial Resolution No. (505) of 2012
Article (59) Enrolling in training courses on the basics of preventive fire safety and firefighting every two years is mandatory in order to obtain a certificate stating that preventive safety requirements are met. 
Article (60) Facilities must adhere to enrolling a number of its employees in training courses on the basics of preventive fire safety and firefighting in accordance with their type of activities, the facilities classification table mentioned in Annex No. (4) attached to this Regulation, and to the percentages specified in Article (61) of the relevant regulations, with the payment of the specified fees. 
Article (61) The percentages of the total employees at facilities that must undergo training courses on the basics of preventive fire safety and firefighting are specified as the following: 
- Classification A: 10% of employees in the facility, with a minimum number of one (1) employee. 
- Classification B: 50% of employees in the facility, with a minimum number of two (2) employees.
- Classification C: 100% of employees in the facility. 

Category A

Trading, Services, Consultancies, Insurance, Interiors, Real Estate, Clinics, Brokers, Contracting

Category B

Workshops, Factories, Institutes, Training, Clinics, Salons, Schools, Hotels, Manufacturing

Category C

Oil & Gas, Fire & Safety Equipment & Trading

If you are unaware of your Category grading for your company we can advise you.
No deadline for the training as of the moment but needs to start as soon as possible, Civil Defense want Companies to step up and implement without being forced to enroll.
If you want to proceed with getting employee's trained then you can call the Civil Defence 04 7052154 as they do conduct the training courses, they can also advise you of costs and if they do discounted group bookings.
This notice is simply to make you aware and is something we all need to consider in house for the safety of your office/warehouse/salon/school/clinic etc.

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