UAE urges flexible work amid unstable weather for employee safety

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (Mohre) released a request on November 17th for private enterprises to implement flexible work arrangements, given the continuous severe rains and thunderstorms in the UAE.

Flexible Work Arrangements Urged Amidst Inclement Weather in the UAE

The advisory emphasized the need for companies to ensure compliance with occupational health and safety requirements, especially for essential outdoor work. It highlighted the importance of prioritizing the health and safety of workers during their commute to and from outdoor work locations.

Ras Al Khaimah Schools Shift to Remote Learning Amidst Heavy Rains

Ras Al Khaimah's public schools have begun offering classes online as a means to combat the emirate's chronic flooding. As the bad weather persists, the decision is made to protect the safety of the personnel and children. Extreme weather has Ras Al Khaimah's crisis management specialists on high alert to deal with any problems that may arise.

Anticipated Weather Conditions

The UAE is bracing for continued thunderstorms, lightning, and varying intensities of rainfall, particularly in the east, north, and coastal areas. The advisory underscores the significance of proactively managing outdoor work situations, given the unpredictable weather patterns.

Mohre's Previous Response to Prolonged Rain Spell

This recent call for flexible work arrangements echoes Mohre's previous response about three weeks ago when the UAE witnessed an unprecedented 28-day spell of rain. During that period, the ministry advocated for flexible work patterns to accommodate the challenging weather conditions.

The UAE government is taking preventative measures to guarantee the safety of its citizens and employees by placing an emphasis on flexible work arrangements, especially in light of the ongoing bad weather. In order to lessen the impact of the bad weather, businesses should follow these steps.

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