In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, and the direction of the UAE Federal Government. FANR has taken all the necessary measures and actions to ensure the safety of its employees, licensees, public and stakeholders, while ensuring business continuity and conducting its critical regulatory activities that is essential for the safety of the public, workers and environment.
Below are the latest actions and measure taken by FANR:
- FANR has activated the crisis management COVID-19 Task Force to closely monitor the situation and implement the necessary actions. The task force meets on a regular basis to discuss the latest development and ensure the necessary actions taken.
- Activated the Business Continuity Management Plan to ensure all the necessary set-ups and support requirements are in place and activated to ensure minimum disruption to FANR operation.
- Officially requested from NAWAH Energy Company (Barakah Nuclear Power Plant operator) to provide in writing their measures and actions to ensure the protection for their workers and the safe operation of the nuclear power plant in light of the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic. FANR received a detailed information about all the measures taken by the operator, and will continue to monitor closely the situation with NAWAH to ensure those measures are implemented according to FANR regulations.
- Reduced the number of resident inspectors at Barakah Nuclear Power plant and the number of scheduled inspections, however, FANR will ensure all the necessary oversight activities will be conducted to ensure the safety and security of the nuclear power plant .
- Modified material licensees’ inspections activities to minimize FANR inspectors’ interactions with others while continuing to perform mission-critical inspections. FANR will evaluate the scheduling of routine inspections as conditions warrant to ensure safety of both FANR and licensee staff.
- Informed all licensees to avoid visiting FANR premises for any licensing requirements and enquiries and to use the available digital channels. In addition, FANR has closed its Dubai office as precautionary measures until further notice.
- Instructed most of staff to work from home (except given to staff who are required to be at the premises or in the field). FANR has activated its “Work From Home” initiative and provided all the necessary technical support to ensure business continuity..
- Staff are asked to use digital channels and teleconference tools for conducting meetings and their daily communications.
- Reduced the number of staff who are working in FANR Secondary Standards Dosimetry Laboratories (SSDL) and Environmental Labs, while managing the essential and important work.
- Stopped all external visits to FANR premises from suppliers and others and informed them to use all available digital means to communicate and conduct their business.
- All planned events, non-essential meetings and public outreach activities have been postponed until further notice. Also, All staff business travels have been halted until further notice. Moreover, external trainings have been halted until further notice to minimise employees interaction with others
- Continues update and communication is conducted with all employees about the latest development and FANR management decisions. In addition to the latest communication received from the Federal Government.
- Conducted multiple awareness activities to staff about the necessary preventive measures related to COVID-19 to ensure their safety and to respond to any concern they may have.
FANR advices it’s licensees, suppliers, contractors to follow its official channels for the latest updates and instructions.
Please use the following contact details for any enquiries or updates
02 651 6644 and firstname.lastname@example.org