The Public Works Authority (Ashghal), represented by the Quality and Safety Department, has won the first position among 2,000 participants worldwide in the “Best Government and Public Service Sector” in Health and Safety Performance for the Year 2020. The award is granted by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) which is managed by the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees under the under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom.
The Quality and Safety team has prepared the submission for the award with high level of professionalism, containing more than 120 evidences to prove the level of occupational safety and health performance through actual implementations at Ashghal premises and its projects with high credibility and professionalism, including managing issues related to Covid-19 pandemic, and the commitment of Ashghal employees, contractors and consultants with the precautionary requirements to protect workers.
On this occasion, Dr. Ali Muhammad Al Marri, Manager of Quality and Safety Department at Ashghal said: “Such wins prove the extent to which Ashghal is committed to local and international laws and standards of occupational safety and health, and also in preserving workers’ rights.”
Dr. Ali Al Mari also pointed to the great importance the government of Qatar gives to issues of occupational health and safety for workers, and the steps taken in this regard, stressing on Ashghal's keenness on implementing highest standards of health and safety for workers in work sites, workers’ housing, and ensuring their rights throughout the period of work in Ashghal projects.
Established in 1956, The RoSPA Health & Safety Awards offer organisations a prime opportunity to benchmark safety performance year on year and ensure consistent performance between sites. They also provide an effective route to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards.
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