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SC achieves new health and safety milestones at Qatar 2022 sites

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) recently celebrated health and safety milestones at two FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ infrastructure projects: Al Thumama Stadium and the training sites being developed for the tournament.

A total of 15 million safe work hours have been achieved on the projects: 10 million at Al Thumama Stadium and 5 million at the training sites. No injuries occurred at either site to cause construction to be halted.

The milestones were celebrated by the SC and its various contractors, which organised award ceremonies for the workers involved. 

Abdulla Al Bishri, the SC's Health & Safety Manager (Assurance), said: "We are delighted that the health and safety processes and procedures we implemented have achieved outstanding results. The credit must go to our workers and the entire project team.

"We will continue with our commitment to health and safety to ensure that all parties taking part in Qatar 2022 projects implement the highest levels of regulations."

Al Bishri continued: "The lessons learned from the application of leading health and safety policies will be a legacy of Qatar 2022 that will carry on locally, regionally and internationally. Our approach to keeping records of our health and safety standards will be a benchmark for future projects."

More than 3,500 people are currently employed at the Al Thumama Stadium construction site. Each received a certificate for their achievements, while more than 2,000 attended the appreciation ceremony. A dozen local companies are involved in the construction of the stadium, which will have a capacity of 40,000 and host matches up to the quarter-finals stage in 2022.

Meanwhile, two Qatari companies – Nakheel Landscapes and Gulf Contracting – are delivering the training sites, which currently employ more than 1,500 workers.

Contractors involved in both projects have displayed an outstanding commitment to health and safety and worked closely with the SC to achieve this milestone.