QATAR SAFETY FIRST
A HEALTH AND SAFETY AWARENESS TRAINING PROGRAMME
Developed specifically for those working
in construction in the State of Qatar
Qatar is undergoing an unprecedented boom in infrastructure as a result of an ambitious development plan,
the National Vision 2030 coupled with being awarded the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Not surprisingly therefore construction represents Qatar’s fastest-growing sector, with the government having pledged $200bn of investment as part of a vast infrastructure expansion scheme, encompassing new roads, stadiums and facilities over the coming decade to transform Qatar. This ambitious development road map has induced an employment boom in the sector where the labour force already stands at hundreds of thousands. It is expected that an additional 500,000 workers will be needed in the run up to the World Cup.
Importance of health and safety within the industry
Considered one of the high risk industries and accounting for such large volumes of human capital, the importance of health and safety practices is paramount to ensure the safety of all involved and the successful delivery of projects.
What is Qatar Safety First (QSF)?
Developed in collaboration with local and international partners, Qatar Safety First (QSF) is a health and safety awareness training programme developed specifically for construction workers in the State of Qatar. Qatar Safety First has been designed and developed using industry specific standards and with input from local subject matters experts.
The programme aims to ensure that all workers in the construction sector will have the essential knowledge of health and safety; contribute towards a safe work environment and minimise risk of harm to themselves and others. Qatar Safety First will help benchmark and build a culture of safety for workers and employers within Qatar’s construction industry, which in turn will provide benefits to the State of Qatar.
QATAR'S CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Qatar Safety First course content
The Qatar Safety First course comprises the following training modules:
Health and Safety Awareness Induction
Health and Welfare
Working in Extreme Heat
Working at Height
Trenching and Excavation
Lifting and Rigging
Mobile Plant and Pedestrian Interface
Working in Confined Spaces
Working in Poor Light
Qatar Safety First comprises the following key components:
Qatar Safety First will deliver a number of key benefits:
For the State of Qatar:
For the Employee:
For the Construction Firm:
Registered in the State of Qatar, the team behind Accendere Gulf Trading has been producing and delivering knowledge and training solutions since 1985, serving some of the world’s largest organisations across multiple industries from financial services, public sector, health care, aeronautics and aviation to pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals.
Qatar Safety First has been developed in collaboration with our strategic partners Silatech and Pearson Qualifications International.
Silatech is a regional social initiative that works to create jobs and expand economic opportunities for young Arabs. Silatech promotes large-scale job creation, entrepreneurship, access to capital and markets, and the participation and engagement of young people in economic and social development. Learn more about Silatech at www.silatech.com
Pearson, a British multi-national conglomerate, is the world’s leading awarding organisation. With over 100 years of education and training experience in over 100 countries, the Pearson Assured certification of the programme will ensure that Qatar Safety First is recognised as a quality assured and approved training programme worldwide, delivering on the needs and expectations of the industry.
Pearson is proud to be part of a programme that makes workplace safety a priority within the construction industry and that is contributing to a safety-conscious work environment in the Middle East.
Learn more about Pearson at www.middleeast.pearson.com
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