The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADSLA) announced that legal measures were taken against 44 companies for not complying with the Ministry's decision and the necessary precautions to protect workers from heat stress in open work sites during the summer period. The total number of companies that have violated the decision since the beginning of the period of prohibition of work in open places is 98.
The violators were monitored and caught between the period from June 4 to June 9 and legal measures have been taken against them for violating the provision of the decision. The Ministry said that it continues its inspection campaigns represented by the Labor Inspection Department, with the aim of ensuring that companies comply with Ministerial Resolution No. (17) for the year 2021, regarding the necessary precautions to protect workers from heat stress in open work sites during the summer period.
A Ministerial Decision announced on 26 May 2021 introduces a significant expansion of summertime working hours during which outdoor work is prohibited.
Under the new rules, workers cannot work outside between 10:00 and 15:30 from 1 June to 15 September. This replaces legislation from 2007, that prohibited work in outdoor workspaces from 11:30 to 15:00, between 15 June and 31 August.
The Ministry stated regarding taking legal measures against companies that violate the provisions of the decision, most of which work in the contracting sector (building maintenance), in the following areas: Al Muntazah, Khalifa City, Al Wakra and Al Wukair, Al Sailiya, Al Kharaitiyat, Al Rayyan Al Jadeed, Ain Khaled, Umm Salal Muhammad, Lusail, Al Dafna, Muraikh, Al Mashaf.
From this point of view, the Ministry calls on all companies in various sectors “the need to adhere to the working hours during the summer for the work that is performed under the sun or in open workplaces, in order to avoid not taking legal measures towards companies that do not take into account the provisions of the aforementioned ministerial decision, noting that these measures come based on Qatar’s keenness to ensure the safety and health of workers and the work environment.”
There are multiple advertising possibilities with the ILQ network, drop us an e-mail at [email protected] for inquiries!
If you have anything you want to share with us, send us an e-mail at [email protected]!
Want to send a tip? Drop us an e-mail at [email protected], anonymity is guaranteed!
You have successfully registered your account!Please confirm your e-mail address by clicking on the URL sent to you.The e-mail usually arrives in 5-10 minutes.
Salam! Welcome to our brand new site! Looking good huh?
We’ve got loads of cool new features and to help make sure your account is secure, you’ll need to reset your password the first time you log in.
New to ILQ? What are you waiting for? Sign up!
How ajeeb was that!? Thanks for contributing to our community! Your post will appear after we take a quick look!