Dubai lab to help increase fire safety in UAEs buildings

US Army 52811 Fire safetyDubai Municipality is set to open up its own testing facility laboratory to test new building materials and products for fire security, improving fire safety across buildings in the UAE 

Dubai Municipality is in the final stage discussions with Dubai Civil Defence to establish a new laboratory, Khalid Mohammad Sherif Al Awadi, assistant director-general for Health, Safety and Environment Control, said on 8th December. 

The fire-testing lab will work under the Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL) of Dubai Municipality. The laboratory will be used by the civil defence authorities to test and certify fire safety products, said Amin Ahmad Mohammad. 

"The proposed lab's building has been constructed in Al Warsan area and it is expected to be equipped for operations by the end of next year," said Ali Ahmad, head of Engineering Materials Laboratory Section at DCL. 

“It will be the first government facility in the UAE to test and certify building materials and products for fire safety,” Elian told Gulf News.

He said the authorities have so far been depending on some overseas laboratories and two private labs in Dubai. “We had very limited resources to do fire testing at DCL.”

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