Qatar Rail workshop focuses on safety and security

Session is attended by Ministry of Interior and Hamad Corporation

Attendees at the workshop
Attendees at the workshop

Qatar Rail has conducted a workshop with the Ministry of Interior and Hamad Corporation to introduce security and safety standards of Doha Metro project.

The session, which was also attended by other government entities, introduced the details of security and safety standards of Doha Metro, encompassing the initial design phase to the operation phase.

The aim of the workshop was to showcase the best practices in security, health and safety when dealing with incidents and crises in all facets of projects overseen by Qatar Rail.

Qatar Rail said that since the beginning of the projects, it has developed strong mechanisms of co-ordination with various entities in Qatar that specialise in safety and security in order to accomplish the highest standards of safety and security.

“The workshop reinforced the importance of early co-ordination between Qatar Rail and the Civil Defence Department, as the Civil Defence staff gear up to get ready to deal with any potential cases of fire or other incidents at Doha Metro,” said Qatar Rail in a statement.

“To accomplish this mission, officers from support departments in the Civil Defence, as well as from the operations division, were invited to participate in this workshop to identify the requested equipment and set up alternative plans to deal with fire or accidents.”

During the workshop, Qatar Rail showcased the areas it has focused on during the construction of the rail network, including the safety of work sites, exits and access to emergency services, and telecommunications during emergencies.

The company also shared lessons learned from previous Metro-construction accidents in other countries and ways of avoiding them.

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