The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and Qatar Shell have teamed up to deliver a high-level health and safety workshop for senior SC employees and a host of local and international contractors engaged on projects linked to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™. Hosted by SC Secretary General H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi and delivered by Shell's Maarten Wetselaar, Integrated Gas & New Energies Director, the participants analysed the lessons learnt from the successful health and safety records of the two organisations – both of which are central to Qatar's development plans in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 – and discussed the importance of an organisational culture and leadership approach that values health and safety.
The workshop, titled 'Safety has no Boundaries' and held on Shell's Global Safety Awareness Day on 3 May, also discussed how best practice from across industries and markets can be applied on SC projects, and how to harness the collective health and safety culture across 2022 FIFA World Cup™ construction projects.
The workshop was attended by over 60 contractors and SC employees. Contractors who attended the workshop included: HBK; Sixco; Al Balagh; Al Jaber Eng; Midmac; Tekfen; J&P; Larsen & Toubro; China Railway Construction Corporation, Gulf Contracting and Nakheel.
The workshop comes at an important time on the SC's 2022 FIFA World Cup™ preparations, with 2018 being the busiest construction year on the project. Main Contractors are now engaged on every SC project, and it is expected that a record number of workers will be on site.