11 Apr Emirates Safety Laboratory to ensure fire safety high standards met in construction sector
Dubai’s Emirates Safety Laboratory (ESL) has announced it will support the commercial construction sectors to meet the highest level of safety standards. This includes a focus on meeting fire safety requirements.
The aim of the ESL is to ensure that equipment used in construction complies with the high standards set in Dubai.
Following the launch, the authority conducted its first commercial testing with an assessment of equipment and building safety systems of Naffco, which went on to receive official approval from the General Directorate of Civil Defence in Dubai. The company is the first company to receive accreditation from the ESL.
Lt. Gen. Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defense and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ESL, said the Laboratory and Certification Body, the first government conformity assessment entities in the Middle East, have been launched as part of the organisation’s efforts to ensure the highest safety standards in the construction sector.
ESL Laboratory and Certification, which has obtained international accreditation, will be the official authority to issue completion and compliance certificates for safety products in the emirates.
The ESL will work to further enhance fire safety in Dubai and contribute to the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to transform the Emirate into a global centre for clean and renewable energy by 2050.