The precautionary measures of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority support the mental and physical health of all its staff members.
Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (Dewa’s) staff expressed their pride on resuming office work and contributing to business continuity. They praised its precautionary measures, which improve their sense of security and safety. Dewa’s facilities have been prepared according to the highest standards to protect the health and safety of employees, customers, and society as a whole. The measures include the continuous sterilisation of Dewa’s facilities; providing disinfectants, hand sanitisers, facemasks, and gloves. Dewa has thermal cameras at its entry points; and implementing flexible working hours to limit congestion when entering or leaving, and dedicating different entry and exit points to keep safe distance.
Dewa has an agreement with specialised health facilities to conduct COVID-19 tests and allocates special rooms for quarantine at its facilities in case any of the employees shows symptoms. In addition, contractors are checking their workers, engineers, and staff at their sites to prevent any infection to Dewa’s supervisors and engineers.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa said that it places the health and safety of its customers and staff at the top of its priorities. It is committed to protecting their mental and physical health. He noted that Dewa provides a helpline for its staff, in cooperation with specialists and psychologists, to support the psychological wellbeing of employees returning to work and enhance their sense of security.
“Dewa has implemented the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and the decision by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, regarding the return of Dubai Government employees to their workplace. The gradual return of our employees to their workplace started on 31 May 2020. On 14 June 2020, all employees returned to work in line with the guidelines issued by Dubai Government Human Resources Department.”
The UAE government has taken many great measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic, from establishing several field hospitals to inventing new test methods, all this helped to control the number of new infections. As the number of new patients going down, the responsibility for maintaining this moves to the individuals.
The decision is based on an evaluation of the evolving COVID-19 situation, data showing the effectiveness of intensified safety measures and the recommendations of frontline authorities.
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