Posted on July 30, 2015
Common traffic mistakes made by drivers' was the topic of the workshop on the concluding day of the three-day training programme for workers' safety organised by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Qatar in collaboration with Ministry of Interior (MoI) at Labour City, Mesaimeer on Wednesday.
 
Over 100 workers, including many drivers of L&T attended the training session. The participants were briefed on the best driving practices to be followed on roads. The participants were also told about Qatar's traffic rules and penalties in order to improve their behaviour on roads. It is worth mentioning that most workers coming from South Asian countries lack awareness of the traffic rules in Qatar and are prone to making mistakes leading to both road accidents and penalties for violation of traffic rules.
 
"We are happy to have received full cooperation from the officials of MoI in conducting this training session for our workers. Such a workshop can help raise the safety standards of workers in Qatar," said Hitendra Bahadur, head of Administration of L&T Qatar.

Faisal al Hudawi, community outreach officer of MoI, held an interactive session with the participants and gave an audio-visual presentation on the best practices to be followed on the roads. He discouraged using mobile phones while driving as the practice is one of the major causes of road mishaps in Qatar. Importance of adequate rest taken by the workers before joining their driving duties was also stressed in the presentation. It was observed that in many cases accidents occur because of the lack of alertness or drowsiness of the drivers due to lack of sleep or proper rest.
 
Earlier on Tuesday, the experts told the workers about fire safety measures to be adopted at workplace and at home. L&T Qatar is the leading Indian company working in Qatar employing more than 2,000 workers and maintaining a fleet of 100 vehicles at various construction sites in Qatar. The company has accommodated 1,200 workers in the Labour City where they receive world-class housing facilities. Benefits such as adequate living space in the room with proper medical and dinning facility make L&T Qatar as one of the best known worker-friendly companies operating in Qatar.
 
source: Qatar Tribune

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