Msheireb launches 'safety first' campaign

Safety awards to acknowledge best practice by workers, contractors

Msheireb Properties has launched a new safety awareness and awards programme in Qatar.
Msheireb Properties has launched a new safety awareness and awards programme in Qatar.

Msheireb Properties has launched its new 'safety first' campaign to foster a positive safety culture among its construction contractors and workers at the main Msheireb project site in Qatar.

Eng. Mohammad Al Marri, projects director of Msheireb Properties, said: "As a socially-responsible organisation, our new 'Safety First' campaign reinforces Msheireb's commitment towards all its workers on construction sites.

"Msheireb Properties believes firmly that the labour force has a major role in driving forward development targets, and actively contributes to all achievements up to date," said Al Marri.

"It is vital we instil in our workers the importance of adhering to safety rules and regulations so they operate in the safest possible environment. The programme will also lead to minimising injuries onsite and help maintain our workers' excellent safety record to date."

Encouraging best practice is the main purpose behind the new Msheireb Properties safety awards programme. The two main categories are for workers and contractors.

Workers will receive a collective achievements award to reward them for achieving preset milestones in lost-time injuries (LTIs), and individual achievement awards to recognise a single worker's strict adherence to proposed safety instructions.

The contractor's award, audited by the health, safety and environment department, will be presented to one contractor every quarter in the form of a Msheireb Properties safety trophy, together with a certificate of achievement.

Contractors have introduced various measures to ensure adequate cool drinking water and enforcing the midday break in the summer period.

These include increasing the number of water coolers, installing ice makers and water stations and stocking up with rehydration salts. These are being distributed through the first aid stations.

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