The heat is rising; The UAE has announced a three-month noon break from the 15th

The heat is rising; The UAE has announced a three-month noon break from the 15th
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Abu Dhabi: UAE announces a three-month break from extreme heat for its citizens. From September 15th to September 15, employers are required to offer an afternoon break to outsiders between 12.30 and 3pm. According to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, workers shouldn’t be allowed to work outside during daylight hours to prevent them from extreme heat.

Muhsin Al Nasi, acting assistant undersecretary for the Inspection Division, stated that the UAE has provided lunches for workers since 18 years to help prevent them from getting sunburned and becoming dehydrated. As the extreme heat started in June, he urged business owners to be more concerned about the health of their workers.

Hours of operation can be modified

You can adjust your working hours to include 2 shifts in morning and evening. This is quite warm. Or you can have a single shift that starts at 12:30 in morning. Avoid long journeys in the heat during breaks if there are two shifts. It was recommended that a refrigerated area be installed to allow for relaxation at the workplace.

The heat is rising The UAE has announced a three month noon break from the 15th. The heat is rising; The UAE has announced a three-month noon break from the 15th

Health is a priority

To prevent dehydration, workers should be given cold water with salt and lime. The workplace should have a first aid kit. Worker’s should be aware of possible health issues and how to protect themselves from heatstroke. The language spoken by workers should be included in the awareness, along with English and Arabic.

Penalties for Violators

Companies who break the rules can face a fine of up to AED 5k and a maximum AED 50,000.

Section Discount

For those who work in emergency services, such as transport, water and electricity, or those who need to repair to prevent service interruptions, the noon break is not applicable.

You may complain

Violators can call 600 590000 Monday through Saturday, 8 am-8 pm. You can also complain through the Smart App of Ministry of Human Resource Repatriation.

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