Safety Guidelines For Portable Cooling Units



In line with our commitment to the health and safety of our community, we would like to request for your cooperation in following best practices and safe systems of work to reduce and eliminate hazards where possible.

Failure to comply with these requirements will lead to DIFC’s further action, including removal of units if applicable.

We request all tenants to follow the Safety Guidelines highlighted below:

  • All units should be placed within the tenant’s designated leased areas, including terrace areas.
  • Such units should not block pathways, walkways, exit doorways and exit doors.
  • Electrical cables and connections at all times should be routed, to prevent trip hazards i.e. run across the walkways, under tables/chairs etc. Cable dressing should be installed properly to prevent tripping hazards and other associated risks, such as the utilisation of cable trunking, etc.
  • The units should be subjected to quarterly maintenance and records should be kept and maintained by the tenant.
  • All units should be used for their purpose and as per manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations.
  • Appliances should be switched off after use.
  • All wiring and leads should be regularly checked and renewed as required.
  • Electrical equipment should be utilised in good condition i.e. no cuts, cracks, signs of overheating, or any physical damage. Damage or faults should be repaired immediately by a competent electrician and a correctly rated fuse should be utilised.
  • All units should be plugged directly into the wall outlet, where possible. Whilst extension cords are inevitable, manufacturer’s instructions for safe usage should be followed.
  • The load capacity of extension cords should be higher than the total operational load of the equipment plugged-in.
  • Cable trunking should be installed for trailing cables to prevent trip hazards.
  • Unprotected electrical equipment should not be used in wet environments.
  • All electrical cables and connections should be free from fire and electrocution risk, water proof, properly grounded and in compliance with DEWA specifications allocated for the retail unit.

Cooling Units:

  • Cooling units should be safely positioned on a stable levelled surface.
  • Cooling units that require water should be properly connected and maintained, and should not have any water leakage.
  • Runoff water from the drain collection tray should be immediately cleaned by the tenant to prevent slippery floors.
  • Leaking units should be immediately removed and placed out of service until all faults have been rectified.
  • Water for cooling units should be filled carefully to prevent spills. Any spills should be immediately cleaned and removed.
  • Water used to fill cooling units should not be contaminated causing health risks to customers, staffs and the public.
  • The cooling unit should not face towards any electrical appliances including electrical sockets.

For further information or assistance, please contact:

Kristoffer Mangaban (Enova HSEQ Specialist)
E-mail: Kristoffer.Mangaban@enova-me.com
Mobile: +971 56 689 1715

We thank you for your support and cooperation on this matter.

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