The pest management guidelines also aim to maintain the biodiversity of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi by avoiding exposure of non-target organisms to pesticides, especially beneficial insects, as well as preventing the entry of invasive pests. by air, sea and land borders. In addition, the guidelines aim to increase public awareness and knowledge of public health pests and to define quality requirements, procedures and standard specifications for public health pest control operations by which they will improve and organize the services provided and strengthen control and surveillance systems. in the private and government sectors
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 & Food Safety Authority, Abu Dhabi Public Health Center, UAE University , Al Khayyat Investment Group and Modon.
His Excellency 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 defined 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 that Abu Dhabi has witnessed in the economic, tourism and social sectors. This has resulted in a strong demand for services in the waste sector, especially in the context of the emirate’s urban expansion and the increasing arrival of tourists following its recovery from the Covid pandemic. -19. At Tadweer, we devote significant effort to providing sustainable services to the community in accordance with international best practices.
For his part, His Excellency Dr. Helal Al Kaabi, Director General of QCC, said:. In doing so, QCC seeks to support the efforts of the Abu Dhabi government to harmonize the standardization system in the emirate in order to achieve the objectives of Circular No. (2) of 2016 issued by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council. in this regard.
Al Kaabi added, “To ensure consensus on all technical documents published by 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 university sector. This committee actively contributes to the governance of the standards system in the Emirate by presenting its recommendation on the approval of all relevant technical documents, which are developed by subject matter experts representing the relevant entities formed within the board. The committee is also responsible for setting priorities for standardization projects and developing compliance programs in the Emirate in accordance with approved plans.
The guidelines on pest control services aim to achieve several benefits such as improving the quality, safety and efficiency of services in accordance with international standards and best practices, rationalizing the use of pesticides to preserve the environment, minimizing the risks of developing resistance to pesticides and ensuring that pests, especially rodents, do not damage vital infrastructure such as sewage and communication networks and electrical installations in public and private facilities. The guidelines also aim to maintain food safety and protect commercial assets from any damage that may result from the proliferation of pests on public and private property.
As part of the guidelines for pest control services, 11 technical guidelines are developed to meet the requirements of the emirate of Abu Dhabi in the pest control services sector, including the reference standard guidelines for the scope of services and the frequency of public health services in very important entities, integrated mosquitoes integrated pest management, integrated fly management, integrated cockroach management, integrated bedbug management, integrated ant management, integrated termite management , integrated flea and tick management, integrated management of dangerous pests and responsible use of pesticides.
The Manual for Waste Infrastructure Services provides guidelines for the collection and transport of municipal solid waste to eliminate the mismatch between the requirements of the various entities providing municipal solid waste collection and transport services. This will allow the entities concerned to raise the quality of the services provided in accordance with international standards and best practices, while improving the overall appearance of bins in public places. In addition, the manual serves as an important technical reference to promote the separation of recyclable materials from the source across the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Covering several aspects of municipal solid waste collection and transportation infrastructure, the manual includes different categories of municipal solid waste generators, requirements for waste management infrastructure, guidelines for vehicles and equipment. service, guidelines and specifications for garbage collection bins and boxes, and guidelines for garbage collection points near farms, ranches and recycling complexes.
As part of this manual, 11 guidelines have been developed to support municipal solid waste collection and transport infrastructure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. They include standard procedures for the submission of waste management plans, infrastructure requirements and standards for the residential sector, infrastructure requirements and standards for the commercial sector, infrastructure requirements and standards for hospitality industry, infrastructure requirements and standards for educational institutions, infrastructure requirements and standards for medical facilities, infrastructure requirements and standards for public goods, requirements and standards infrastructure for waste collection sites on farms and ranches, infrastructure requirements and standards for civic equipment for recyclable materials, technical specifications for garbage cans and vehicles, and general requirements and standards for infrastructure.
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