Qatar clamps down on 42 firms breaking midday ban

Labour Ministry conducted 475 surprise raids at different sites between June 15 to June 30

Work sites violating Qatar's labour law were shut down. (AFP/Getty Images)

Work sites violating Qatar's labour law were shut down. (AFP/Getty Images)

Qatar’s Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs stated that it has shut down 42 work sites for failing to comply with the summer schedule for outdoor works.

The sites that were in violation of the law had not observed Law No. 16 of 2007, in which all companies are required to stop outdoors works from 11.30am to 3pm to protect workers from being exposed to excessive temperatures and direct sunlight.

It said in a statement that it had conducted 475 surprise raids at different sites between June 15 to June 30.

The work ban for 2015 is to enforced between 15 June and 31 August in Qatar.

Companies have been warned against violating the rule and could face closure for up to one month if non-compliance is found.

The ministry had also asked companies to prominently display the summer working hours at work sites.

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