17 Jan Updates on UAE Fire Safety and Life Protection codes completed and to be announced at Intersec 2017
Updates on the UAE’s fire safety codes have been completed, with the proposed changes, developments, and new chapters to be announced at Intersec 2017 next week, an official from the Dubai Civil Defence said today (17 January).
Lieutenant Colonel Ali Al Mutawa, Assistant General Manager for Smart Services at Dubai Civil Defence, said the updated UAE guide for Fire Safety and Life Protection was completed in cooperation with public and private sector partners, and will ensure the provision of the optimum level of fire safety and protection for UAE residents.
Al Mutawa said the Dubai Civil Defence added new chapters and revised existing chapters of the guide in order to cope with the rapid development in various economic sectors in the country.
“Due to increased construction and infrastructure activity in the UAE, we want to keep up to international safety standards, and we constantly strive to evolve and be better than yesterday,” said Al Mutawa.
“Chapters that have been updated include those relating to fire doors; cladding in buildings; access for Civil Defence trucks to reduce incident response times; and educating consultants, contractors and end-users on the latest modifications.”
Al Mutawa was speaking at press conference for Intersec 2017, the world’s largest trade show for security, safety, and fire protection, which runs from 22-24 January at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The changes and developments in the UAE guide for Fire Safety and Life Protection will be announced on the first day of the Intersec Fire Safety Conference on 22nd January, where H.E. Major General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, the Director General of the Dubai Civil Defence, will deliver the inaugural keynote address.
Commenting on the latest revisions, Al Matrooshi said: “The new edition of the Guide explores the challenges of development in the future, and lays the scientific foundations to ensure the life protection and property safety in buildings and construction to be built in the coming years.”
“At the end of each chapter, it includes special methodologies and applications in terms of inspection and maintenance, and the requirements of examining and selecting equipment and materials used in buildings and construction.”
The Intersec 2017 press conference was also addressed by Ahmed Pauwels, the CEO of Intersec’s organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East, who said: “Spanning 56,300sqm, and featuring 1,304 exhibitors, Intersec 2017 will be five per cent larger year-on-year when it opens next week.”
“Not only is Intersec the world’s largest security, safety, and fire protection trade show in terms of exhibitor numbers, but with 58 exhibiting countries, it’s also the most internationally representative.
“That international diversity will be reflected in the solutions on show, and at least 140 exhibitors have officially confirmed they’ll launch new products.
“Whether it’s drone detection and disabling technology, the world’s 1st fully 3D printed metal key, a mobile retail solution using augmented reality, or an IP video door station for smart homes, Intersec will be full of exciting new innovations seen for the first time in the region.”