SHARJAH, UAE, 29 May 2022: The launch of the commercial operations of the Emirates Safety Laboratory by the General Directorate of Civil Defence in Dubai is a great initiative, said Atam Hayat, Regional Sales & Marketing Manager, Central Ventilation Systems.
In early April, the General Directorate announced the launch, following the successful completion of its operational trials. According to the Directorate, ESL uses the latest cutting-edge technology and best-in-class processes to ensure equipment used in construction comply with the high standards set in Dubai. The ESL Laboratory and Certification, which has obtained international accreditation, will be the official authority to issue completion and compliance certificates for safety products in Dubai, the Directorate said.
At the time of the launch, the Directorate said ESL will work to further enhance fire safety in Dubai and contribute to the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to transform the emirate into a global center for clean and renewable energy by 2050.
Commenting further on the ESL, Hayat said the presence of a local testing laboratory will facilitate the testing, inspection and certification for manufacturers and suppliers of active and passive fire protection products, devices and systems, locally. “Also, having a local, state-of-the-art testing and certification facility will be cost-effective,” Hayat said. “It will also guarantee zero compromise on products and materials integrity. Gone are those days when companies had to queue to get a free slot at international labs to get their products tested.”