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Home > Health & Safety

During the 3rd week of May Readymix Qatar was the host of the 2010 Safety Week.

Several Health & Safety activities were held during the week which began with “The World Day for Safety & Health at Work”, organized with The Supreme Council of Health as an international annual campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work.

The event is a significant tool to raise awareness about how to make work safe & healthy and the need to raise the political profile of occupational safety and health.

Around 900 expat workers from different locations and companies took part in the event at the Medical Commission of the Supreme Council of Health.

Various presentations of different topics such as risk to work at height, first aid, hypertension, diabetes, H1N1 flu, tuberculosis, work-related diseases and occupational injuries were explained by demonstration and documentaries in five different languages Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam, Tamil, English and Arabic to the workers.

All presentations were interactive whereby workers were quizzed on the presentations and prizes were given.

One of the following events was the tool box talks conducted by Readymix Qatar staff in order to share with the workers in all the sites presentations about Diabetes, Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol.

Long services award to several employees in the company was recognized by Loren Zanin, VPGM of Readymix Qatar, followed by a dinner at the Indian club.


One of the main activities of the week was “The Quiz Night” where different groups from all the companies of the Readymix Qatar Group competed in the Safety Quiz night. Qatar Quarry won the dynamic and innovative Safety Award at the end of the journey.

The week closed with the traditional Cricket match day in the Simsima Quarry where Readymix Qatar, Qatar Precast and Qatar Quarry competed between each other to win the cup.

Qatar Quarry received the award from the company managers recognizing the best team during the game.

Loren Zanin added, “We are well satisfy with the results that we achieved in all the activities of the Safety Week, the commitment of the people in Health & Safety and the feedback from people” and also commented


“This event goes in line with the Group’s top priority on Heath & Safety and the target of zero accidents for this year”.

The Safety Week is organized by Lafarge, business partner of Readymix Qatar, every year around the world to educate and promote activities in health & safety”.

 

Health, safety and welfare are absolute priorities for Readymix Qatar and Lafarge. The Group has is in the process of implementing a stringent health and safety policy for its employees and subcontractors.

Readymix Qatar with Lafarge aims to be among the safest company in Qatar and in the world and encourages safe behavior in all its operations and activities.

Lafarge is the safest company in its sector. Since 2002, the Group has achieved a significant reduction in both the frequency and the gravity of work-related accidents. These improvements are due in part to the Group's Health and Safety Management System, which defines the minimum safety levels required for all Lafarge sites and through embracing best practices and encouraging innovation. This has led to Qatar Precast being awarded Best Risk Management 2009 by Lafarge for the innovative solution of edge protection for working at height.

  • To reach its target of zero fatal accidents and keep lost time injuries to a minimum, Lafarge and Readymix Qatar:
  • informs its employees and subcontractors about the risks related to their activities and provides appropriate training,
  • supervises the systematic application of safety standards,
  • implements procedures for reporting incidents and undertakes regular audits,
  • identifies and communicates best practices and drives their adoption across all worksites.
  • Moving towards more sustainable development

Lafarge remains committed to balancing sustained economic growth with social progress and environmental protection. As part of its approach to maintaining operations throughout the world, Lafarge continues to take into account the local, regional and national economic, social and environmental challenges.

To ensure this commitment remains core to the approach of everyone within Lafarge, the values of respect, care and rigor are part of the Group's Principles of Action, which were introduced in 1977, far before sustainable development emerged as a concept.

Acting locally

With sites in 79 countries around the world, Lafarge wants its presence and operations to have a positive impact on local communities. The Group makes constant, sincere efforts to act responsibly, maintain good relations with its neighbors and promote positive environmental, economic and social actions. Its goal is to contribute to improving the quality of life of local populations.

Health & Safety Performance Indicator of Readymix Qatar Group:

Year Group LTIFR Group TIFR
2008 0.81 5.8
2009 0.28 1.4
SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2012

The group is convinced that sustained economic growth cannot occur without social progress, environmental protection, and respect for local communities.

Sustainability Report 2012

By signing an initial partnership in 2000, Lafarge, the business partner of Readymix Qatar, became the WWF's leading industrial.
"Conservation Partner".
First renewed in 2005, a new partnership has been agreed in 2009 for 4 years. The objective remains the same: to formalize a shared ambition to combine economic constraints, environmental respect and respect for people.
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