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Authorities Delegated by the Center for Implementation of OSHAD SF

For implementation of OSHAD SF requirements, the Center delegates some of its authorities to government departments having the power to issue licenses or no objection certificates for entities working their sector, and are called Sector Regulatory Authorities (SRAs) – as per Mechanism 2.0 –OSHAD SF Administration.

Currently, there are 9 main sectors under OSHAD SF that includes industry, building and construction, energy, transport, tourism and culture, health, education, food and waste sectors.

SRAs are responsible for following up implementation of OSHAD SF in their relevant sectors, including:

Development and implementation of annual action plan in accordance with the requirements of OSHAD SF.
Identification and classification of entities within their sector in accordance with OSHAD SF requirements and approving it from the Center.
Setting the necessary plans to ensure development of OSH management systems by High Risk Entities, and ensuring compliance of medium risk entities with mechanism 5 requirements, and setting specific OSH conditions for low risk entities, and approving of plans from the Center.
Review of OSH management systems developed by entities in accordance with OSHAD SF requirements.
Submission to the Center all serious incidents notifications and reports related to entities nominated by the Sector.
Monitoring entities performance to ensure compliance with OSHAD SF requirements through periodical audits and inspections in accordance with the Center procedures.
Development and submission of sector quarterly performance reports to the Center.
Qualifying OSH practitioners working with the SRA and raising their capacities through training, and ensuring their licensing by the Center.
Qualifying of inspectors on OSHAD SF implementation.
Sector NameSector Regulatory Authority

Type of Activity

(Activities full details in Mechanism 3 under OSHAD SF)

Energy Sector

Department of Energy (DOE)

Electricity and Water services (generation, distribution, transmission and dispatch), infrastructure services including waste water services, district Cooling services
Transport Sector

Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT)

Surface transport, marine transport and aviation
Building and Construction Sector

Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT)

Building, Construction and Demolition works (contractors, developers and consultants)
Health Sector

Department of Health (DOH)

Health Care (hospitals and health centers and clinics) and health services (labs and pharmacies)
Education Sector

Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK)

Education (schools and nurseries)
Industrial Sector

Department of Economic Development-Industrial Development Bureau (IDB)

Manufacturing of various materials and products
Tourism and Culture Sector

Department of Culture and Tourism

Tourism services (hotels and hotel apartments) and cultural activities
Food Sector

Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA)

Food processing, meat production, food catering, retail and storage and agriculture
Waste Sector

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (TADWEER)

Waste collection, transportation, processing and disposal