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Posted On: 14 February 2015 10:45 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:52 pm

ASTAD Celebrates 20 Million Man-Hours Worked Without Lost Time Incident on the Iconic National Museum of Qatar

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ASTAD, Qatar’s leading Project Management Consultancy for building and infrastructure projects, presented a certificate of achievement to Hyundai Engineering and Construction Contractors for accomplishing 20 million consecutive man-hours worked without lost-time incident (LTI) on the iconic National Museum of Qatar.

In the construction industry, LTI is defined as an occurrence that resulted in a fatality, permanent disability, or time lost from work. It is the common measure for safety standards and in this case highlights the impeccable safety standards achieved on the National Museum of Qatar project.

Emphasising ASTAD’s commitment to safety in the workplace, Nasser Al-Hajri, Chief Human Capital and Shared Services Officer (CHSO)of ASTAD said, “It is with great pride that we celebrate the significant milestone of achieving 20 million man-hours without LTI at the National Museum of Qatar. The health and wellbeing of our professionals lay at the heart of ASTAD’s core values. We take a proactive approach towards workplace safety by having good communications with our partners to ensure they are constantly kept up-to-date with our stringent health and safety requirements.”

“While we employ international best practices when it comes to safety, we continuously evaluate our performance and make ongoing improvements.” He added.

During the ceremony held on Monday 9th of February, Chief Operating Officer Mr. Mohammed Badran presented the award to Mr. Kim Jong Sang —Hyundai’s Project Director at the National Museum of Qatar project. They were joined by representatives from Qatar Museums, Hyundai Contracting and Engineering, and Hill International as they commemorated this milestone.

Remarking on Hyundai’s ability to achieve 20 million man-hours worked without LTI, Mr. Kim Jong Sang said, “We are delighted to be receiving this certificate from ASTAD and we are pleased that our efforts to drive up health and safety standards are being recognised. During our work at the National Museum of Qatar, we have invested in our workers by offering health and safety training and by encouraging our workforce to highlight to us any risks they identify straightaway. Meanwhile, our safety team have been meeting daily in an effort to minimise all potential hazards across the site. We now look forward to building on the high standards we have already established at the National Museum of Qatar and continuing to do all we can to prevent LTI.”

The National Museum of Qatar is one of Qatar’s most iconic projects that will host a valuable collection representative of Qatar’s rich heritage and historical narrative. Visitors will be able to enjoy unique exhibitions, oral history recitals as well as interactive presentations complemented by the museums state-of-the-art facilities.

Beyond its galleries, the venue will also feature a 220-seat auditorium, two retail outlets, a research centre with laboratories and a park full of indigenous plants.