The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA), represented by the Labor Inspection Department, conducted extensive inspection campaigns from June 15 to 18, to ensure companies‘ compliance with Ministerial Decision No. 16 for 2007 specifying working hours during the summer for work performed under the sun or in the open places.
During the campaigns, 56 companies were notified of the closure of worksites for 3 days for violating the provisions of the decision.
Most of the violating companies working in the contracting sector work in the regions (Al Sailiya, Al Hilal, Al Wakrah, Rawdat Al Hamama, Al Kharaitiyat, Al Gharafa, Umm Sneem, Lusail, Al Kheisa, Al Khor, Izghawa, Ain Khaled, Fereej Al Murra, Unaizah, Al Thumama, Muaither, Frij Al Manasir).
The Ministry called on all companies in different sectors to adhere to work hours during the summer for work performed under the sun or in open workplaces to avoid closing the workplace that doesn’t adhere to the provisions of the Ministerial Decision for a period that does not exceed a month.
Ministerial Decision No. 16 for 2007 determines the working hours for work performed in the sun or open spaces during the period from June 15 to August 31 of each year, so that it does not exceed five hours in the morning shift and ends before 11:30 am, while the evening shift starts at 3:00 pm.
The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor, and Social Affairs has dedicated the hotline (40280660) and email (ADLSA_LBRADLSA.GOV.QA) to report violations in this regard.
These measures come from the State of Qatar’s keenness to ensure the safety and health of workers and the work environment.