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Qatar: New product enhances construction safety

A new product launched by Qatar Mobility and Innovations Centre (QMIC), will go a long way in improving construction worker's safety in Qatar

A new product launched by Qatar Mobility and Innovations Centre (QMIC), will go a long way in improving construction worker's safety in Qatar.
A new product launched by Qatar Mobility and Innovations Centre (QMIC), will go a long way in improving construction worker's safety in Qatar.

The new innovative product will increase construction labourers' safety significantly.

The new product was developed to put real-time and historical information about air quality, weather and radiation in the hands of those who need it most, increasing the safety of labourers at work significantly, Gulf Times reported.

The product is set to be launched by the Qatar Mobility and Innovations Centre (QMIC).

Dr Adnan Abu-Dayya, executive director and CEO of QMIC, said: “The new product, to be displayed at the QITCOM (Qatar ICT Conference and Exhibition) 2017 early next month, is developed under our Hawa’ak platform.”

Hawa’ak was developed locally by QMIC and the new product is an end-to-end innovative system that will monitor the heat index intelligently and develop and enforce policies and regulations put in place by the Ministry of Labour and other authorities.

“It is something that becomes a business enabler as well as an innovative way of dealing with heat conditions,” Abu-Dayya said.

A combination of heat and humidity information, the product will indicate how these influences can be handled intelligently and efficiently.

“It will be very informative and helps everyone involved in the whole ecosystem,” the official added.

After QITCOM, the product is to be launched with QMIC’s national partners ‘within a few months.’

According to Abu-Dayya, the new product is seen as a solution to help all the stakeholders involved in supporting the safety of labourers and he added: “It involves all the stakeholders right from decision makers to end users. It will show the world that we are doing our part to help the labourers.

“Hopefully, it will enhance the welfare of a great section of the population,” he said.

QMIC’s Hawa’ak platform offers tools and mechanisms for research and health studies from the collected information, essentially providing a national platform for unified visibility into different aspects of Qatar’s local environment.

It is used by both the Qatar Foundation and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy to monitor air quality at their premises.
 

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