Lusail vitalises workplace health and safety movement

November 28, 2012 - 5:05:59 am

DOHA: Lusail City Real Estate Development Company (LREDC) recently organised an “HSE Day” bringing together some of the leading experts and advocates in the health, safety and environment industry in Qatar.

Organised by Lusail’s Health, Safety, Security, Environment, Logistics and Quality Department (HSSELQ) in collaboration with Doka Qatar WLL, the event served as a platform for the growing HSE industry at a time when the wellbeing of employees is commanding more focus in workplaces in Qatar. 

A series of speeches and presentations from some of the leading firms in Qatar filled the event’s agenda, as participants reflected and built on existing ideas, and exchanged knowledge. 

“Before the discovery of oil… the natives of Qatari peninsula constructed buildings with minimum risks to human wellbeing. In creating a city for the future generations, Lusail City is retracing the footsteps of our forefathers,” said Engineer Essa Mohammed Ali Kaldari, CEO of LREDC in his welcoming speech. 

Eng Salem Al Kuwari, director of Lusail HSSELQ said: “We have come a long way and have faced many challenges in Lusail City’s development, yet we continue to strive to become one of the leaders in HSE management in Qatar, and the rest of the Middle East.”

Other speakers sketched the broader range of HSE landscape in Qatar with perspectives from Ministry of Labour, Doka, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as well as Velosi, further enabling dialogue. 

Doka Qatar WLL, a subsidiary of Austrian formwork experts Doka GmBH, presented “Safety Systems to Boost Productivity” which focused on systems required to maintain vigilance toward risk-free working at the jobsite and highlighted practical examples of full safety packages which have already been deployed in Lusail. The message of the event also sought to reinforce that safety is a living practice.  

The Peninsula