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SPSA highlights benefits of new Aman System in enhancing emergency response times

Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority (SPSA) organises conference to discuss how to improve fire safety systems of existing and future buildings in emirate based on objectives set forth in UAE Vision 2021

| | Apr 28, 2019 | 5:29 pm
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Sharjah, UAE, 28 April 2019: The Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority (SPSA) has affirmed its continuing commitment towards providing the emirate’s real estate segment with the tools needed in ensuring the safety of its citizens, residents and their property, through its new Aman System. The statement was made during a special conference organised by Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority on April 25 at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry to introduce the Aman System to local real estate developers.

The system is expected to help pave the way for improved fire prevention, safety and security measures – falling in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, SPSA said through a Press communiqué.

Image from the event

The introduction and implementation of the system proves to be both timely and strategic, as the UAE has been given top ranking in the global Security and Trust Index with a grade of 96.1% – reflecting the country’s improved preparedness and enhanced emergency and fire-response times based on set international standards and in line with UAE Vision 2021, the communiqué said. In line with this, representatives of the local real estate segment have given praise to the new system, which is being implemented by the SPSA and managed by SANED. The move demonstrates a quality focused step towards the of early detection of fires in residential and commercial buildings in innovative ways, in line with national efforts directed to enhance the wellbeing of citizens and residents in Sharjah, the communiqué said. SANED is a joint venture between Sharjah Asset Management Holding (SAM), the investment arm of the Government of Sharjah, and Apleona HSG (formerly Bilfinger HSG International Facility Management), a global facilities management service provider delivering its services in the UAE.

Eng. Qais Mahmoud

During his speech at the conference, Eng. Qais Mahmoud, Aman Project Manager, SPSA, expressed the body’s continuous commitment to support the Aman system, especially in the move to enhance preventive-safety measures, improve readiness and emergency-response times, in line with the highest standards of safety and security for buildings and facilities. He further pointed out that these efforts complement the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

Abid Ali, Operations Director, SANED, who also spoke during the conference, highlighted key features of the Aman System, which was developed based on integrated mechanisms and best practices aimed at consolidating fire-preventive measures.

Abid Ali

He explained that the system is supported by laws and legislation that will require the adoption of the Aman System as a pre-requisite to renewing a commercial license and also as a pre-requisite for obtaining a building completion certificate. Ali also highlighted advantages like the flexibility of integrating the system into the fire alarm panel in the building, with the possibility to install it in different types of buildings. He also showcased the ability of the system to develop, modernise and expand in the future, including the capability to connect effectively with two central monitoring stations.

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