Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2021: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) held the 2021 first quarter meeting of its Standing Technical Committee for Abu Dhabi Technical Standards on March 28, 2021.
The virtual meeting was chaired by, Mr. Anas Al-Barghouthi, Executive Director of the Conformity and Standards Services Sector, and the Chairman of the Committee, attended by members of Government and private sector partner entities, as well as representatives from the academic sector. The committee has 36 members, representing 22 stakeholders.
The committee approved a project to update the Abu Dhabi technical specifications for lighting at the meeting as proposed by the Abu Dhabi Municipality. The project will warrant the inclusion of the latest technologies in lighting in accordance with international standards. Thus, it will ensure that lighting, while serving the community needs, will also positively result in cost and energy savings by the sensible use of available resources, in addition to reducing carbon emissions.
The committee also approved a project to update the occupational terms for school bus drivers and supervisors in Abu Dhabi to improve competence and performance, based on a request from the Integrated Transport Center. The updated terms will help enhance health and safety standards in the school transport sector by qualifying school bus drivers and supervisors in line with best-in-class global standards, while complementing the Council’s related conformity scheme, developed in cooperation with the relevant regulatory authorities.
The committee also reviewed project requests submitted by the Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation for Humanitarian Works, on an initiative to support National families, and the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters to develop technical guidelines for the safe use of bicycles. It was agreed at the meeting that these requests will be included in the Conformity & Standards Services Sector 2021 operational plan after being evaluated according to the Council’s procedures.
Finally, the committee reviewed the progress of the projects approved in the 2021 plan, which are being carried out by the Council in cooperation with the concerned authorities in the emirate.