Umm Al Quwain buildings fined for breaking fire safety rules

Civil Defence department in Umm Al Quwain issued 17 fines and 116 warnings to facilities across the emirate for failing to conform to fire safety regulations.

More than 130 facilities have been penalised by Umm Al Quwain Civil Defence for breaking safety regulations so far this year.

Of the 133 facilities, 17 were fined and 116 were issued warnings, said Lt Col Hassan Ali bin Sarm, head of the UAQ Civil Defence, noting that 3,460 establishments were found to conform to fire safety regulations.

Lt Col Hassan said the inspection visits conducted by the Civil Protection Section found that infractions included improper storage, failure to maintain electric conductors, failure to mount fire extinguishers on walls, water leaks in wet and dry pipe systems and absence of illuminated fire exit signs.

He added that the offending facilities were told to correct the deficiencies and observe fire prevention rules.

Published: November 2, 2014 04:00 AM