Abu Dhabi, April 28, 2023: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) issued 2,328 conformity certificates for individual services, renewed another 2,975, while 84 certificates for product conformity were issued, apart from renewing 60 in the first quarter of 2023.

In a statement based on the first quarter report of the Council’s Conformity and Standards Services sector, QCC said it also issued 12 product registration certificates and 35 licenses to use the Trust Mark, while renewing 27 licenses.

His Excellency Badr Khamis Al-Shumaili, Executive Director of the Conformity and Standards Services Sector said the Council continues to strengthen its strategic partnerships with the government and private sector by applying quality standards and systems to ensure conformity of products and individuals, thereby enhancing safety and quality as well as competitiveness of Abu Dhabi regionally and internationally.

The report reviewed the outcome of the 44th meeting of the Permanent Technical Committee for Abu Dhabi Technical Standards, held in the first quarter this year, where a technical document for a health program submitted by the Abu Dhabi Center for Public Health was discussed, apart from a study on the impact of applying the individual conformity program for school bus drivers and supervisors, in the light of the increase in accidents by 56% during 2016 -2022.

The report stated that the Council adopted the Abu Dhabi Technical Standards for active work environment to promote physical fitness activities and sports in institutions and workplaces to improve the health of employees and raise their productivity, and in turn help nurture an active society. The need for the standards were presented to the Council by the Department of Community Development and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council. The submission was to promote a culture of physical activity in workplaces by implementing pioneering fitness practices and inculcating a culture of physical activity.
The Council also initiated the service of issuing a certificate of conformity for individual services  in the first quarter through authorized test centers in line with the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Program for Effortless Customer Experience 2022, implemented by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority. Under this initiative, 16 test centers in Abu Dhabi were authorized to evaluate the services of individual professionals working in electricity, building and construction, school transportation, public health, waste management, and other sectors.

As part of strengthening the strategic partnership with government agencies, the Council discussed with the Abu Dhabi Center for Public Health ways to enhance joint cooperation by creating conformity programs in public health for a safe and healthy environment in Abu Dhabi. In the same lines, QCC also discussed cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure to study the application of updated guide to extend the Abu Dhabi specifications of roads infrastructure services and engineering concepts to the federal roads system to raise competitive standards to global benchmarks.

The Conformity and Standards Services Sector also participated in the 48th session of the Middle East Energy Exhibition 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Center from 7 to 9 March to promote and market its 13 conformity programs in the energy sector.

At the expo, the Council presented conformity programs for products and equipment across public infrastructure, sustainable building, air conditioning, building and construction and power charger systems to over 900 international energy suppliers. In addition, it also presented conformity programs for individuals working in the energy sector which could ensure that they meet the professional standards and requirements in competencies, capabilities and skills to work in electrical and energy sectors.

The Conformity and Standards Services Sector organized a workshop on the launch of the service of the appointment of reference laboratories in Abu Dhabi to improve the quality of laboratory services and to ensure that these entities follow relevant international best practices and technical documents.

The workshop was attended by over 60 representatives from 50 laboratories operating in Abu Dhabi where a briefing was provided on how to evaluate and select reference laboratories through standard comparisons, so that these chosen laboratories are distinguished as having the highest standards.


Update On7 Feb 2022
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