Emirates News Agency – QCC endorses Tadweer’s guidelines to improve pest control services, municipal solid waste collection and transport infrastructure

ABU DHABI, October 27, 2021 (WAM) – The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) has announced that the technical committee of the Abu Dhabi Quality and Compliance Council (ADQCC) has approved its guidelines for improve pest control services, municipal solid waste collection and transport infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Developed by Tadweer in collaboration with QCC’s technical working group which includes members of relevant local and federal entities, these guidelines will ensure standardization of specifications for all three services.

The Pest Management Guidelines provide a unified technical reference for controlling public health pests by defining quality standards and standard procedures. In addition, it aims to protect society against disease vectors, epidemics and the consequences of the misuse of pesticides, which can lead to poisoning or death.

The guidelines also aim to maintain the biodiversity of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi by avoiding exposure of non-target organisms to pesticides, in particular beneficial insects, and preventing the entry of pest invasions through air borders, maritime and land. In addition, the guidelines raise awareness and awareness of public health pests and establish standard quality requirements, procedures and specifications for public health pest control operations.

The development of guidelines on pest control services involved a task force consisting of Tadweer and 11 other entities, including the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, Department of Municipalities and Transport, Abu Dhabi Municipality, Al Ain Municipality, Al Municipality of Dhafra Region, Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Security Authority, Central Abu Dhabi Public Health Department, University of the United Arab Emirates, Al Khayyat Investment Group and Modon.

Dr Salem Al Kaabi, Managing Director of Tadweer, said: “The development of these guidelines will help us provide a strong legislative and administrative environment for the delivery of Tadweer’s services to the highest standards. In addition to its various benefits for the Abu Dhabi community, the guidelines will enable us to achieve the goals set by Tadweer’s strategic plan as well as the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030. ”

He added: “It is a top priority for Tadweer to keep pace with the rapid transformation seen by Abu Dhabi in the economic, tourism and social sectors. This has resulted in a strong demand for waste sector services, especially in the amid the emirate’s urban expansion and tourist influx following its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. “

Dr Helal Al Kaabi, CEO of QCC, said: “The development of these guidelines is part of QCC’s ongoing efforts to enable standardized services and specifications for its partners in Abu Dhabi in close collaboration with various stakeholders. In doing so, QCC seeks to support the efforts of the Abu Dhabi government to harmonize the standardization system in order to achieve the objectives of Circular No. (2) of 2016 issued by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council in this regard.

He added, “To ensure consensus on all technical documents published by the QCC, we have formed a standing technical committee for Abu Dhabi technical standards comprising all relevant partners from the public and private sectors, in addition to representatives of the Abu Dhabi technical standards. university sector. This committee actively contributes to the governance of the standards system by presenting its recommendation on the approval of all relevant technical documents developed by subject matter experts representing the relevant entities formed on the board.

As part of the guidelines for pest management services, 11 technical guidelines are developed to meet the requirements of the pest management service industry, including guidelines for a benchmark standard for scope of services and frequency of pest management services. public health in very important entities, integrated mosquito management, integrated rodent pest management, integrated fly management, integrated cockroach management, integrated bedbug management, integrated ant management, integrated termite management, integrated management of fleas and ticks, integrated management of dangerous pests and responsible use of pesticides.

The Manual for Waste Infrastructure Services provides guidelines for the collection and transportation of municipal solid waste. This will enable the entities concerned to raise the quality of the services offered in accordance with international standards and best practices while improving the general appearance of bins in public places.

The manual includes different categories of municipal solid waste generators covering several aspects of municipal solid waste collection and transport infrastructure.

Eleven guidelines have been developed to support municipal solid waste collection and transportation infrastructure as part of this manual. They include standard procedures for the submission of waste management plans and infrastructure requirements and standards for residential, commercial, hospitality, educational institutions, medical institutions, property public, for waste collection sites on farms and ranches. zones, for civic equipment for recyclable materials, technical specifications for garbage cans and vehicles, and general infrastructure requirements and standards.

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