31.6 thousand field visits to review Corona procedures at work sites
“Emiratisation” introduces “remote inspection” to scrutinize the protection of wages
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has introduced a new inspection mechanism on the entities of private sector sites and facilities (remotely), through the wages protection system, with the aim of communicating with employers, to emphasize the importance of paying salaries and entitlements of workers and employees on the scheduled dates, while an official statistics of the Ministry revealed that The Ministry's inspection teams carried out 31,600 field inspection visits to sites and facilities belonging to the private sector, during the period from March to last July, with the aim of monitoring and evaluating the conditions of labor housing, and the extent of commitment to precautionary measures, to confront the outbreak of the Corona pandemic.
In detail, the Ministry confirmed that it had introduced a “remote” inspection mechanism on private sector employers, by communicating with establishments to emphasize the importance of paying wages, through the wages protection system, explaining that it is offering various support packages for establishments to choose what suits them and enable them to Adherence to the relevant conditions and controls, with the aim of preserving labor rights, in addition to enabling establishments to fulfill the necessary requirements and procedures related to the reorganization of labor relations, including early leave, without the need to review the Ministry.
The Ministry stressed that its inspectors continue their field visits to work sites and workers' residences, especially through the teams formed in cooperation with the concerned authorities from the Ministry's partners, to ensure compliance with the guideline of occupational health and safety requirements to protect workers from infection with the emerging coronavirus, and to raise awareness of the importance of adhering to the precautionary measures and requirements that it contains. The evidence, including: measuring workers' temperatures, providing sterilizers, physical distancing, wearing masks, and other preventive measures.
She explained that these inspection visits take place in parallel with the "Together We Overcome the Challenge" campaign, which aims to educate employers and workers in the private sector about the package of decisions and initiatives implemented by the ministry, in cooperation with its partners within the framework of the "National Program to Support Labor Market Stability in the Private Sector", in light of The spread of the new Corona virus, as well as awareness of a number of initiatives and procedures applied by the ministry, with the aim of strengthening the stability of the work relationship between the two parties, and ensuring their rights and duties.
According to a statistics recently issued by the Ministry, the inspection teams of the Ministry carried out, during the period from March to July last, 31 thousand and 610 visits, including 1360 visits to labor housing, and 3914 visits to follow up the precautionary measures taken by the establishments, in addition to 26 thousand and 336 follow-up visits Establishments that are late in paying wages, through the Wages Protection System.
The Ministry indicated that the field inspection visits showed employers ’awareness and awareness of the importance of adhering to the precautionary measures, due to its great role in protecting workers and dealers from infection with the Coronavirus, in addition to the commitment of most of the facilities that were visited to apply remote work procedures, for workers whose job duties do not require their presence in work location.
The remote work system gives priority to a number of groups to perform their job duties, without requiring attendance to the workplace, and these categories include: pregnant women, workers over the age of 55, people of determination, workers suffering from respiratory or chronic diseases, and workers who have children in Ninth grade and below, provided that coordination is made with the human resources departments in their facilities to approve their remote work.
The Ministry noted that the obligations that the inspection teams are working on to ensure their presence in workers' housing include providing quarantine rooms, within the buildings of residential facilities, nursing rooms equipped with all medical devices and equipment, and electronic devices to measure the temperatures of the residents in the residential complex, as well as following up the procedures Related to sterilization and cleanliness of labor housing, and the provision of its daily requirements of water, food and electricity.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation stressed the importance of all establishments taking precautionary measures, in terms of adherence to public health rules, cleaning and disinfection of surfaces, and providing disinfectants and disinfection tools within the reach of workers in workplaces, housing, and means of transporting workers, as part of preventive measures against the Coronavirus. Newcomers, as well as providing single-use respirator masks, as well as preparing posters in languages that workers understand at work and housing sites, so that they include measures to be followed to prevent the virus, follow healthy habits and behavior for workers, and avoid performing work tasks collectively, except in cases of necessity .
A visit to the labor housing, to follow the precautionary measures.
A visit to follow up on establishments that are late in paying wages, through "Wages Protection."
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