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Health and safety jobs in Saudi Arabia limited to locals

Only local professionals and practitioners will be considered as part of Saudisation push

Health and safety jobs in Saudi Arabia limited to locals

The decision, which is hoped will attract young Saudis across the kingdom into the industry, includes two main levels of occupation health and safety officials — professionals and practitioners.

Occupation health and safety jobs in Saudi Arabia have been Saudised.

Only locals will be considered for the posts in mega, big and medium enterprises following a decision by the Minister of Labour and Social Development Ahmed Bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi.

According to a report by the Saudi Press Agency, the move is backed by the Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf).

The decision, which is hoped will attract young Saudis across the kingdom into the industry, includes two main levels of occupation health and safety officials — professionals and practitioners.

A Saudisation timetable has also been produced along with guidelines for implementing the plan for occupations, comprising an introduction and an explanation on/of the intended gradual Saudisation of jobs, the activities targeted, the minimum level required, and the requirements.

Earlier this year it was revealed that Saudisation rates had been fixed at 100 percent for supervisor positions in the safety, IT, general services, administration and support services sectors, while operation and maintenance contract work implemented by companies must have at least a 51 percent stake for the state.

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