DEWA unveils COVID-19 plans to keep lights on and employees safe

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has revealed its precautionary measures as per the Dubai Government’s COVID-19 measures.

According to a release from the utility, the continued delivery of electricity and water services is assured, and staff have undergone training programmes to use technological tools and channels to work remotely.

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The utility says it has a comprehensive plan to ensure the continuity of field work at its power generation and water desalination plants, as well as continued maintenance of operations, lab tests, and other vital work.

The plan also includes precautionary measures such as early detection and diagnosis of employee health using advanced equipment, implementing home quarantine for employees returning from abroad, and social distancing in all facilities.

The utility says it has also introduced a shift rotation system to minimise employee exposure to the virus. Staff working in shifts use different locations from their previous colleagues in the previous shift, and sterilises its facilities regularly.

DEWA has launched several awareness campaigns in different languages to ensure awareness messages reach all its employees.

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