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Oman's Al Mouj Muscat records 70 million safe man-hours

The integrated tourism complex, which has an annual average of 2,400 personnel on site, achieved the safety milestone in more than 10 years and under 70 subcontractors

Al Mouj Muscat has reached 70 million man-hours without LTI.
Al Mouj Muscat has reached 70 million man-hours without LTI.

Al Mouj Muscat has reached 70 million man-hours without a lost-time incident (LTI), it has been revealed.

Located in Oman, the integrated tourism complex (ITC) achieved the safety milestone in more than 10 years and under 70 subcontractors, with only an average of three first aid or medical treatments required each year.

The health, safety, and environment (HSE) milestone is an “impressive accomplishment” considering that the large-scale project averages 2,400 personnel annually on site, Al Mouj Muscat said in a statement.

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Nasser bin Masoud Al Sheibani, chief executive officer (CEO) of Al Mouj Muscat, commented: “At Al Mouj Muscat, our number one priority is safety. It is an integral part of our culture, which is instilled in each member [of the team], and we encourage safety via participation, with every level being educated on best practices.

“The creation and rigorous implementation of HSE systems and our ongoing commitment to ensuring all our employees have comfortable working environment, [are] what bring us to this celebratory moment.”       

Meanwhile, Dhiren Khimji, CEO of corporate services at Al Tasnim Enterprises, added: “We have been entrusted by Al Mouj Muscat as its key construction partner for 10 years and we are proud to be marking this milestone together.

“We believe this is a true reflection of team work and shows that with extensive attention to the highest safety standards, an achievement of this magnitude is possible.”

Al Mouj Muscat attributed the safety achievement to a number of factors, including the implementation of detailed HSE plans for each project that incorporated risk management strategies; systematic logging of any finding or observations across the destination; and a system that ensures supervisors talk their crew through each task, highlighting any potential risk.

Moreover, fortnightly safety tour inspections take place with members of senior management including contractors, supervisor’s consultants and clients; and a full-time nurse can be found on site.

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The contractors also hold monthly recognition and award ceremonies to recognise safety efforts of workers.

Formerly called The Wave, Al Mouj Muscat was the first real estate development in Oman to open its doors to foreign investors when it broke ground in 2006.

It was announced last month that a 310-key Kempinski hotel designed by Woods Bagot has opened at the waterfront development.

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