A strong and appreciable move is taken by Qatar International Safety Centre (QISC) and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) to standardize health and safety for workers in Qatar and GCC.
Qatar International Safety Centre (QISC) was established in 2001 to offer training solutions and is a part of the Madina Group. On the other hand Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) provides support, training and accreditation for training providers with emphasis on quality. It is an awarding body for the engineering and construction industry.
The best part of this course developed is that it is a one day program developed exclusively for multicultural workforce. The content of the course will be local content aimed at developing generic safe work practices and basic behavioral safety practice developed to be of use within Qatar and throughout Middle East.
It is also worth noting that this program is develop keeping in mind the current national standards related to Qatar Construction Standards 2010, Qatar Law and current safety practices and international best practice for the engineering and construction industry. It is indeed a great effort since they have tried to cover each and every aspect to ensure the safety of the personnel’s.
Since Qatar is a country where people from various nations come and work, the program will also be offered in many languages like Arabic, Hindi, Nepali, Bengali, Urdu, Tagalog, Malayalam and English. This will ensure people will get deep understand of the subject.
Some of the benefits are:
Sessions will be cost effective and cover key areas related to health and safety.
Passport holder of this program is trained and assures that your project is being handled by a trained work force.
Meets local laws and international best practices.
Transferrable from site to site – worldwide.
Will contribute to reduced accidents and loss time incidents.
Validated by a third party.
Increased productivity because employees are happier and motivated.
Since, this is an excellent step toward maintaining safety; more such organizations should come up in different countries so that the risks associated with accidents can be minimized. Our growth should be at a rapid pace but we should also ensure the safety of the work force that spends most of their time at construction sites. Such schemes ensure welfare and contribute to the health and safety to make health and safety basic requirement.