Thursday, April 26, 2007

Skyscraper developers ordered to abide with fire safety regulations

The developers constructing skyscrapers have been ordered to abide by the fire safety regulations, else, they are liable to suffer loss of their projects. This was announced during a conference on Fire Prevention in High-rise buildings, which was called following the recent series of blazes that occurred at construction sites.

Major Rashid Al Massam of Civil Defence in Dubai mentioned that in spite of the recent deaths due to fire accidents, certain companies are still reluctant about implementing the necessary safety requirements.

Al Massam mentioned that random inspections will be conducted to ensure the strictness in regulations and warned the contractors about losing their projects in case the required standards are not met with.

Regulators including the Dubai Municipality, Jafza, Civil Defence, Tecom are given the authority to penalize the companies in case of any violations. The developers have been asked to keep in touch with the regulators, so that adequate safety requirements can be maintained.

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