The Public Authority for Manpower announced the end of the period scheduled to ban work at noon in open places during the period from the first of June to August 31, from 11 pm to 4 pm, indicating that the noon work team in the management of the National Center for Occupational Health and Safety inspected sites in every Governorates to ensure that project owners comply with the decision.
The Director General of the authority, Ahmed Al-Mousa, said in a press statement that the authority started organizing inspection campaigns to ensure the implementation of administrative decision No. 535 of 2015 regarding the ban on the employment of workers in open workplaces where work is arduous due to harsh climatic conditions under which it is difficult to perform work in normal working hours. .
Al-Mousa showed the results of the inspection campaigns carried out by the midday work team, the National Center for Occupational Health and Safety, during the period from 1/6/2021 to 08/31/2021 as follows: It reached (1988) workers, the number of reports received 120, the number of violating sites for the first time reached 1168, the number of completed sites that were re-inspected, 1166 sites, and the number of violating sites that were re-inspected at two sites.
Al-Mousa confirmed that the inspection teams register for the first time a warning to avoid the violation and re-inspect the site. This is to keep workers safe during the summer.
He pointed out that the implementation of Administrative Decision No. 535 of 2015 regarding the ban on the employment of workers in open workplaces represents the regulation of working hours without decreasing them and not exposing the projects that are implemented to the damages of delay, but that it came in consideration of the public interest and in line with Kuwait’s obligations to implement international labor standards.
The authority thanked all those committed to implementing the decision, and cooperating citizens in reporting any violation of the noon work ban decision.