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Saned showcases key solutions at Sharjah building forum

SHARJAH, UAE, March 19, 2023

Saned Integrated Facilities Management, which is associated with Sharjah Asset Management, took part in the recently Sharjah Building Safety Forum.

Sharjah Asset Management Company is the investment arm of the Government of Sharjah. Its goal is to promote economic and social development, accelerate sustainable economy in the Emirate, and partner with both public and private sectors.

The forum was organised in partnership between Saned, Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority, and Sharjah Civil Defence Authority at the American University of Sharjah.

The primary aim of the event was to inform attendees from real estate companies, real estate developers, landlords' associations, maintenance companies and facilities management companies about the latest developments, laws and safety procedures pertaining to buildings in Sharjah.

Sultan Al-Ketbi, CEO of Saned said: "During the forum, we introduced Saned's work, which encompasses managing integrated facilities as well as various aspects of health, safety, and environmental management. This includes developing fire prevention strategies, conducting HSE and training, integrating safety systems, implementing building and structure designs and providing other technical services relevant to both sectors."

The key objective was to familiarise all participants, including government and private agencies, real estate owners, and landlords, with the full scope of our work, he stated.

Al Ketbi pointed out that at the forum, Saned encouraged the participants to install a safety system.

"We will seek to reach and comply with 100% of the owners of real estate investors and facilities in Sharjah for the smooth deployment of a safety system that will offer protection of buildings from fire and accidents," he stated.

The installation of  "safety" device is compulsory for all facilities in the Principality, applying the highest levels of protection and safety, he added.

According to him, it is mandatory for all personnel working in facilities management, security, and safety in both government and private sectors in the emirate to enrol at the Salama Institute.

"The purpose of this enrolment is to ensure they are qualified and familiarised with accident prevention methods, fire safety awareness, emergency response plans, and reduce wrong practices that may lead to injuries at work sites," he explained.

The Sharjah enntity also showcased a safety device at the event that links fire systems in facilities to both the General Directorate of Civil Defence’s operating room and Saned's own operation room.

This is aimed at decreasing the response time to deal with fires, to safeguard members of the community from the potential danger of fire. The device features an alarm system that triggers in the event of fire or other emergencies.

Saned and Prevention and Safety Authority evaluated the function of the Salama Institute, a collaborative venture between them. Its primary objective is to raise awareness of health and public safety in Sharjah by offering training on occupational safety practices across various workplaces.-TradeArabia News Service


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