June 08, 2020



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If you are reading this article written by Employment Lawyers of Dubai, we presume you are most probably an employer who is willing to re-open his facility to get things started again, during the pandemic. The government has already relaxed the lockdown rules for all sectors allowing the employees to get back to work, yet there are several measures employers must consider prior to allowing employees to work in the premises to prevent any sickness.

The UAE Government has given directions which urges managers to receive explicit measures to battle the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with the accompanying key standards such as observing the health of the employees on regular basis, finding a way to limit the danger of COVID-19 spreading inside the workplace work environment; and immediately assisting or providing medical health to the employee showing symptoms.

In furtherance, the government of Dubai has confirmed that the all the private companies will start normal work from 03 June 2020 with 100% staff members, however, the UAE Government rules dont explicitly address the planning of representatives timing to the workplace.

From a functional point of view, and keeping in mind that tending to business necessities, managers are urged to be compassionate to singular representatives very own conditions the same number of aspects of individual life are not yet completely helpful for carrying on with an ordinary office work-life balance.

For instance, workers who have childcare obligations are probably going to be worried by coming back to the workplace, given that UAE schools will keep up online separation learning until the finish of the present scholastic year in July. In such cases, and relying upon the sort of work performed, representatives may really be increasingly profitable and connected with if remote working courses of action are kept up.

Apart from the foregoing details, the circular highlights certain steps that shall be taken by the employer daily or on regular basis to ensure health and safety of all employees, which are as follows:

  • Give mask and gloves which are routinely changed.
  • Guarantee hand disinfecting hardware is in numerous areas.
  • Use screens in meeting rooms.
  • Appropriately sterilize ventilation sources and cooling units.
  • Keep representatives from utilizing other representatives telephones, work areas, workplaces or other work gear.
  • Actualize cleanliness mindfulness crusades for example video guidelines which are given to representatives before their arrival to work, utilization of banners and signage to clarify great cleanliness rehearses and the significance of physical/social separating.
  • Consider constraining the genuine hours spent in the workplace as a major aspect of any staged return for example half office/half remote working days.
  • Sort out the manner in which representatives work to diminish contact for example groups can be sorted out so they work in little unmistakable gatherings.
  • Execute social removing game plans in the workplace with at least 2 meters between representatives.
  • Re-design spaces to dodge eye to eye to working.
  • Add floor markings to remind workers to keep up social removing of 2 meters.

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