No living in premises – Firms violating industrial laws closed down

No living in premises – Firms violating industrial laws closed down

KUWAIT CITY, April 29: The Public Authority for Industry has taken action on 11 establishments that were found to be in violation of industrial laws. These violations ranged from operating without proper licenses to incomplete operations. Sources told the Al-Jarida daily that a new list has been issued, warning of closure penalties if the violations are not promptly rectified. Some of the offenses observed included engaging in blacksmithing, marble cutting, and carpentry activities without obtaining industrial licenses, contravening Law No. 56 of 1996 regarding industrial regulations.

The closures were enacted based on violation reports submitted by the Industrial Inspection Department of the Industry Authority, with recommendations from the Permanent Committee for Industrial Violations. It was determined that the violations persisted and would continue until they are remedied. If the violations persist beyond a month from the closure date, stricter penalties will be enforced. Among the observed violations were instances of workers’ housing located in mezzanines of plots up to 500 square meters and the absence of firefighting licenses.

Additionally, an industrial company was warned by the Industry Authority for storing five electricity generators within plot boundaries and housing workers in an area of 500 square meters. The company was given a maximum of one month to rectify the violation, with more severe measures threatened if non-compliance persists. These closures are part of an ongoing effort by the Industry Authority, following a series of closures earlier in the year due to violations of industrial and regulatory laws. The actions are based on reports from the Industrial Inspection Department and recommendations from the Permanent Committee for Industrial Violations, as discussed in their meetings last March

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