Ministry notifies 97 companies for violating summer work timings

Doha: The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs represented by the Labour Inspection Department has intensified inspection campaign to ensure that companies are complying with summer work timings.

According to the Ministerial Decision No. 16 of 2007 working under the sun or open places is prohibited from 11:30am to 3pm from June 15 to August 31.

The inspectors of occupational safety and security inspected the work sites during the hours when work was prohibited.  A total of 97 companies from different sectors including construction, agricultural and industrial were caught for violating the summer timings. The owners were notified to shutdown work-sites for three days for violating the provisions of the ministerial decision.

The Ministry called on all companies in different sectors to abide by the ministerial decision and to stop work in open places or under direct sunlight during prohibited time.

The action was taken under the framework of the keenness of the State of Qatar to ensure the safety of the workers and the working environment. In this regard, many national labor legislation were issued for the welfare of workers.

Source: Peninsula