Qatar Rail invests in health and safety
Doha, November 13, 2013
The Qatar Railways Company said it has achieved high standards in the fields of quality health safety environment practices by setting rules, regulations and internal control on contractors.
It has promoted a safe working environment, the incident and injury free (IIF) culture, and the company considers good health, safety and environment practices as an investment rather than cost, said a statement.
Qatar Rail’s stringent policy on safety and environment is the basis for the accomplishment of 10 million hours with no accidents or injuries since the inception of the project, owing to policies that rely on international HSE standards, it said.
Fahed Al Jaber, QHSE director, said: “The company always works to maintain international safety standards in the areas of safety, health, quality and environment”.
Professional safety strategy in Qatar is one of the company’s priorities, as we always aim at getting no single accident even if it is simple, he said. “Our safety procedures are applied on the ground and underground.”
Qatar Rail is building new sustainable friendly-environment railway and world class Metro through adopting green technologies and best local and international practices, said the statement.
“Our company adopts prevention system from cranes clash, and modern prevention system from fire in the tunnels, and also inspection of fire prevention and fighting fire. It also has good system for health and wellness of labours,” said Al Jaber.
“Qatar Rail promotes work culture with no harms and accidents through its structure and systems, no deaths, no injuries that cause permanent disability or long term harm, no disease of the staff and partners in the project, and no injuries of the public,” he said.
“It seeks to have productive workforce and suitable work situations, through providing high- tech ventilation in the tunnels, monitoring the tunnels’ materials, protecting the cultural heritage, building sustainable railway and world class railway in Qatar,” he added. - TradeArabia News Service