All UAE buildings to have fire safety clearance

Mohammed directive exempts privately owned residential homes

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Resolution No. 24 for the year 2012, regarding the organisation of civil defence services for all buildings and facilities in the UAE except privately owned residential homes.

According to the resolution published in the last edition of the official gazette, federal entities and government departments, each within its competence, may not issue or renew facilities’ licences unless applicant provides valid fire hazards and safety requirements certificate issued by the Directorate of Civil Defence. The certificate should be valid for one calendar year.

Sheikh Mohammed has also issued Resolution No. 30 for the year 2012 amending Cabinet Resolution No. 15 for the year 2009 regarding the organisation of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAGHR).

The resolution stipulates that the chairman of the FAGHR is the supreme authority that supervises and manages the FAGHR’s affairs, planning its policies and issuing the regulatory decisions required to achieve its objectives. The FAGHR chairman shall also be responsible for establishing the general human resources policies pursuant to the federal government strategy as well as relevant laws and regulations.

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