The General Directorate of Civil Defense in Abu Dhabi, in cooperation with Saaed Company for Traffic Systems, has launched the first phase of the project titled "Tafteesh" (Inspection), developed in line with the government’s directives to improve excellence in services delivery across the country. This approach would ensure satisfaction of customers and beneficiaries, and contribute to achieving the highest standards of safety requirements across all of the country’s facilities.
Brigadier Eng. Hussein Ahmed Al Harithi, Director General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, and Chairman of Saaed, said that the project is aligned with the ministry's strategy to provide an integrated and innovative system, which includes all of the distinguished regulatory tools and services needed to provide inspection services. It is also designed to link the different private and public entities that benefit from the system, as well as companies, building and facility owners, through a unified system.
Brigadier Al Harithi explained that the "Inspection" project will provide an integrated technical team specialized in safety and security requirements, to inspect alarms, fire-fighting, security and safety systems. The team was trained by an elite group of local and international civil defense experts.
For his part, Lt. Colonel Mohammed Abdul Jalil Al Ansari, Director General of Civil Defense in Abu Dhabi, declared that the Civil Defense endeavors to strengthen partnership with national entities in order to protect lives and property, and to achieve the highest levels of security and safety in buildings and facilities, in line with the Ministry of Interior’s strategy to facilitate and speed up services and work mechanisms.
Lt. Colonel Al Ansari said that the "Inspection" team will work based on the timetable established according to the plan, which is consistent with the Cabinet's decision pertaining to the mechanism of application of the inspection, alerts and violations operations.
As a first stage, the project will include all of the buildings and facilities located within Abu Dhabi Island, and will be expanded gradually to include all areas. Towards the last stage of the project, the system, which consists of highly qualified teams, smart inspection patrols equipped with the latest technology, and operation rooms, will become fully integrated; with the activation of the electronic fines payment system.
Moreover, the "Inspection" project will provide new career opportunities to attract young and competent Emiratis wishing to work in this new sector. Candidates will be enrolled in a number of training courses, in line with goal of Emiratization, which aims to provide well-trained national cadres, capable of working in the security, policing, technical and administrative disciplines.