ADM Launches "Initiate 360" To Enhance Cooperation With Contractors And Developers

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ADM launches "Initiate 360" to enhance cooperation with contractors and developers

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality, ADM, has launched ‘Initiate 360 ’ aimed to bolster cooperation with partners as regards the implementation of Abu Dhabi Safety and Occupational Health System and ensuring the compliance with the required stipulations and standards at building and construction sites.

ABU DHABI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 12th Sep, 2018) The Abu Dhabi City Municipality, ADM, has launched ‘Initiate 360 ’ aimed to bolster cooperation with partners as regards the implementation of Abu Dhabi Safety and Occupational Health System and ensuring the compliance with the required stipulations and standards at building and construction sites. This initiative is an episode of elective compliance and self-monitoring on the part of contractors, consultants and developers in the projects they undertake. In particular, it relates to all matters associated with the standards and requirements of the Safety and Occupational Health System at construction sites.

The launch of the initative is line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council aimed at nurturing a humanitarian and consolidated community. It instils in the business community the sense of individual and corporate responsibility and alleviates the financial burdens on companies. It contributes to the realization of the vision of Abu Dhabi City Municipality in developing a highly competent municipal system capable of achieving sustainable development and improving the standard of living in Abu Dhabi Emirate.

"The underlying idea of the ‘Initiate 360 ’ is to engage the contractor, consultant and developer in a regime of self-monitoring of their business, reposing full confidence in their efforts, and enabling them out of their accord to carry out self-assessment of risks at construction sites under their responsibility.

A joint team between the Municipality and these entities will be set up to assess the construction sites and identify areas of improvement," said Dr. Huda Al Salmi, Director of Environment, Health and Safety at the Municipality.

"The Municipality has also come up with a goodwill initiative whereby offences will be suspended at construction sites until the ‘Initiate 360 ’ has been given ample time to evolve and achieve its objectives. It seeks to raise self-awareness and enabling the contractors to perceive their offences from the perspective of others. It means that several parties, instead of the Municipality alone, will assess the construction site. In so doing, the Municipality transfers the inspection from the Vertical level (Pyramidal) to the Horizontal level," she added.

"The initiative will be implemented through inviting contractors and consultants to sign an agreement for the portfolio of projects they undertake. The agreement provides for setting up a joint team to visit projects and construction sites and identify areas of improvement without issuing offences.

"On the other hand, the contractor or consultant shall be committed to rectifying the situation according to the corrective plan set. The Plan will help the contractor or consultant avoid offences and have the construction site assessed by several parties with the aim of validating the implementation of the health and safety requirements and standards; a key condition in the agreement. It contributes to the improvement of the work environment and protecting workers from accidents and injuries by adopting the right measures," she further added.

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