Ashghal achieves safety milestone

March 2015

The Dukhan Highway Central project in western Qatar has achieved 30 million man hours without loss time injury (LTI), building on its last year’s record of 25 million man hours without LTI, said its developer Qatar’s Public Works Authority Ashghal.

 The project, starting from the west of the Al Wajbah Interchange and ending east of the Al Sheehaniya town, is being constructed by a joint venture of Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), one of the largest construction firms in the Middle East, and Doha-based Teyseer Contracting Company.

It involves the construction of a new 15-km highway in addition to a dual carriageway with four lanes in each direction, service roads and multi-level interchanges to enhance traffic flow between Dukhan and the centre of Doha.

Ashghal’s health and safety requirements in work zones have been met by CCC and Teyseer through a robust programme of safety and traffic management. It included the provision and use of the first-crash cushion, European-approved and tested temporary barriers (both metal and concrete) including accredited installation, specialist roadside working safety training accredited to UK and European standards and certified accordingly. The initiatives also included intensive health and safety discussions and awareness sessions, weekly management inspections, access control for sub-contractors and emergency support vehicles (see Qatar Review).

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