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New safety jackets for RTA female staff at project sites

MANAMA, June 14, 2018

As part of its continuous efforts to support working women in office or on site, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, has endorsed a high-visibility safety jacket for all female staff undertaking field work at all its construction and operation project sites.

The step enhances the safety standards, addresses the privacy of women and showcases their roles while on the field. The move has been co-ordinated between the Traffic and Roads Agency and Women Committee of the Authority, said statement from RTA.

The uniform is a high-visibility pinkish safety jacket bearing the RTA logo along with a reflective tape compatible with the technical specifications of the British Standards BS EN 471 - Class 2 and 3.

The jacket can be used during events as well as official and site visits that do not require entering high-risk areas.

The RTA has a total of 761 female employees, of whom 57 are in leading positions, and 33 others are posted across field jobs.

"The underlying objective of the safety jacket for female staff working at construction and operation sites of the RTA, especially during summer, is to achieve colour symmetry between the safety jacket and the theme of the working environment," explained Maitha bin Adai, the CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency (RTA).

"The aim is to make female staff more visible to others working on site, and minimise the potential risks to which they are liable while moving around. It is noteworthy that the safety jacket conforms to the corporate identity of the RTA," she noted.-TradeArabia News Service




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