Abu Dhabi launches initiative to ensure safety of electrical appliances

A new certification initiative to boost the safety of electrical appliances has been launched in Abu Dhabi.

The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council responsible for the development of infrastructure regulation in Abu Dhabi, has launched the certification initiative to increase safety of electrical products.

Faulty appliances that are used on a daily basis have been associated with property damage, personal injuries, and even death.

Under the initiative, 16 types of household electrical products will be subjected to design evaluation and independent testing to determine their compliance to health, safety and environmental stipulations.

A certificate of conformity identifying the equipment model and related standard will be issued.

Electrical products that pass the certification criteria will bear the Abu Dhabi Trustmark to authenticate the quality and reliability of the product in compliance with the UAE's safety, quality, and reliability standards, as well as the emirate's regulations.

Company Profile

Name: HyveGeo
Started: 2023
Founders: Abdulaziz bin Redha, Dr Samsurin Welch, Eva Morales and Dr Harjit Singh
Based: Cambridge and Dubai
Number of employees: 8
Industry: Sustainability & Environment
Funding: $200,000 plus undisclosed grant
Investors: Venture capital and government

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Engine: 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6

Power: 380hp at 5,800rpm

Torque: 530Nm at 1,300-4,500rpm

Transmission: Eight-speed auto

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