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Within the framework of cooperation with the Authority Residential safety team confirms poor electrical appliances are the main cause of house fires

22/09/2019

The safety team at the residential establishments has recently held a meeting at the Authority's General Bureau in the presence of members and team leader Lt. Col. Hareb bin Zahran Al Nabhani and representatives from the Authority, the Royal Oman Police, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Manpower. The meeting stressed the preparation of a special program for the team, in which...

 

in cooperation with the participating parties, plans and programs that contribute to facilitating and simplifying the mechanisms of the team's work are made in coordination with the various bodies working to find regulated mechanisms to reduce the occurrence of frequent household fires as a result of the installation of some electrical appliances that do not live up to quality and be the main cause of fire in homes.

 

During the meeting, the team also discussed mechanisms to reduce fires, which is to intensify consumer awareness campaigns in the various governorates of the Sultanate through the organization of seminars and exhibitions and dissemination of news and meetings in various audio-visual media in addition to conducting workshops, some of which include the definition of the ways of electrical connections and the organization of inspection campaigns on residential facilities to protect lives from the dangers of repeated fires because the awareness aspect is of great importance in the definition of the dangers of some poorly made electrical appliances.

 

The members of the team at the end of their meeting to address the concerned parties to the need to find legislation working to violate some fire-causing products, explaining that one electrical product contributed to 500 fire accidents in the Sultanate. This confirms that some products and commodities must be stopped from entering the Sultanate's markets with the intensification of various stakeholders in this aspect.

 

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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