The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiritisation (MOHRE) has supplied smart inspection systems to up to 18 teams to ensure compliance with this year's midday break rule.
A ministry official said he is "completely confident" that high levels of compliance will be recorded this year, since companies are familiar with "the harsh consequences" of violating the rule.
A smart inspection system is being used by the inspection teams, which began their monitoring activities on 7 June, 2017. These inspections covered compliance with the midday break's requirement of safety instruction issuance and distribution of awareness leaflets.
Maher Al Obed, assistant under-secretary of inspection affairs at MOHRE, said the ministry is targeting 60,000 inspections across the country. He added: "Inspectors are scheduled to pay visits two hours prior to the 12:30pm starting point, to secure targeted locations as marked by the smart inspection system.
"The system analyses data following specific criteria [and] prioritises follow-ups accordingly, all to ensure speed and accuracy. "We [have] dedicated three inspection teams in Abu Dhabi, two in Al Ain, four teams in Dubai, two in Sharjah, two in Ajman, two teams in Ras Al Khaimah, two in Fujairah, and one in Umm Al Quwain."
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