Qatar Rail celebrates 6 million man-hours incident-free safety record at the Doha Metro Green Line works
The Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail), announced that the company has achieved an unprecedented 6 million work hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI) at the Doha Metro Green Line works.
The feat achieved was a compilation of the safe work done by Qatar Rail’s construction contractors led by Austrian firm PORR and its joint venture partners Saudi Bin Laden Group and HBK. This significant achievement is a clear indicator of Qatar Rail’s commitment to ensuring that safety remains a core value.
On this occasion, a delegation from Qatar Rail led by Eng. Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Turki Al-Subaie, Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Qatar Rail, and Eng. Saad Ahmed Al-Muhannadi, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Rail, visited Al Messila station site at the Green Line project where they were briefed on the work’s progress. To mark the achievement, Qatar Rail honored contractors and workers of the Green Line for their efforts during the past year to accomplish this feat. Eng. Abdullah Al-Subaie awarded memorandum trophies to Eng. Jassim Al Ansari, Green Line Project Director at Qatar Rail’s Doha Metro, and Eng. Guenther Heilmayer, Project Director for PSH Joint Venture of Doha Metro led by PORR and including Saudi Bin Laden Group and HBK.
Eng. Abdulla Al-Subaie extended his appreciation to the alliance of companies executing Doha Metro’s Green Line project “for their efforts to maintain the work environment and meet the international standards for quality, health, safety, environment, and security at the worksites”.
Al-Subaie noted “the clear standards that Qatar Rail has adopted since the beginning of the Doha Metro project had positive impact on the work’s environment, as it gave the company the ability to complete the work safely, thanks to the concerted joint efforts and commitment of everyone”. Al-Subaie added “what has been achieved in the Doha Metro Green Line Project is a great example. At Qatar Rail, our culture believes that ‘An Incident-Free Workplace Is Possible’; the company holds continuous specialized workshops for workers and employees to promote safety measures, in addition to regular trainings on leadership and supervision skills”.
Highlighting the health and safety standards that the company applies, Eng. Saad Ahmed Al Muhannadi, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Rail, said “Qatar Rail has lately made many achievements in the field of quality, health, safety, and environment. The strategy of Occupational Safety implemented in Qatar Rail’s projects contributes to avoiding any incident of any kind”.
Eng. Jassim Al-Ansari, Green Line Project Director at Doha Metro noted “this success is due to the international standards followed in health and safety at Qatar Rail. The contractors of the Green Line project at Doha Metro were able to implement these standards in their day-to-day work in order to accomplish this great success. This will definitely raise the good reputation of the companies working in the Green Line project”.
The Doha Metro Green Line extends from Msheireb station east to the West Doha station in the west.
The line is divided into two contracts. The main contract extends underground from Msheireb to the area of conversion next to Al Rayyan stadium. There are 6 stations on this track: Al Rayyan / C-ring road, Al Rayyan / Sport Roundabout, Al Rayyan / Al Masila, Al Rayyan / Al Qadeem, southeast Education City, and the Qatar National Library.
The elevated and at grade contract extends from the area of conversion next to Al Rayyan Stadium to the area of maintenance at West Doha.