Experts gather to discuss developing unified fire safety codes and preventive measures

8715099661 15e21ee9b9 cIn line with the growing demand for stricter fire safety regulations, IQPC Middle East hosted its Fire Safety Series in Rotana Park, Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Knauf UAE and India, the leading manufacturer of plaster

According to analysts 6WResearch, it is estimated that the Middle East market for firefighting, fire and alarm systems, and emergency exit and lighting systems will be worth US$3bn by 2024, growing at a compound annual growth rate of almost eight per cent.

Given the importance of fire safety, Knauf Middle East, Gypsumboard and Drywall Systems joined forces during the event to raise awareness of the latest approaches to fire protection and emergency response in line with the UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice.

Amer Bin Ahmed, managing director at Knauf Middle East, said, “Due to increased construction and infrastructure activity in the UAE, it is critical that we constantly evolve to meet and exceed international safety standards.”

“The unified safety codes and preventive measures will tackle the challenges of development in the future, and ensure that life protection and property safety in buildings and construction remain to be the priority,” he concluded.

The event saw participation from influential and leading organisations including the Abu Dhabi Civil Defense, Emaar, Abu Dhabi Police, Nawah Energy Company, Bahrain Airport Company, Abu Dhabi Quality Conformity Council, Dubai Civil Defense, Dubai Airports and TECOM Group

Ayusha Tyagi, managing director at IQPC MENA, commented, “Excellence in fire safety regulation and compliance is vital to ensure the safety and security of UAE residents. Regional governments are keen to deliver sustainable and safe housing, thereby bringing constant innovation in codes and quality benchmarks.”

“The Fire Safety Series enables organisations to understand these changes to codes and regulation, as well as benchmark with their international peers on how to enhance fire protection further,” she added.

Saleh Al Balushi, head of HSE at TECOM Group, said, “HSE standards practices are at the heart of TECOM Group culture, and we believe every member of TECOM business communities; whether business partners or employees, play a vital role in adapting the best HSE standards and practices for the good and the sustainability of our business communities and the wider UAE business sectors.”

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