Working in the hot sun is ban in Saudi Arabia by the MHRSD to ensure the health of workers. They are issuing new updated work hours during these extreme heat days.
The Ministry has said that the ban on duty in the open in the sun will start from June 15. The statement said that the ban would be effective from 12 noon to 3 pm daily and continue until Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Saudi Arabia always update working hours with the best fit time. They did the same in Ramadan 2021
Order of Engineer Ahmed Al Rajhi for updated Work hours
SPA reports that the Minister for Manpower and Social Welfare, Engineer Ahmed Al-Rajhi, issued an order on Thursday, June 10, which prohibits workers from being on duty in open spaces from 12 noon to 3 pm. All private entities are going to follow it.
The Ministry enacted several work-related health and safety laws, which require private sector companies to ensure a safe working environment. Therefore, avoid doing anything that will put their health at risk.
Instructions to Companies
In response to the ban, the Ministry of Manpower has requested that employers set new and updated work hours. If anyone has any questions regarding this matter, they may contact Care Service 19911 to find out more.
Following the decision, employers must post the working schedule at a prominent spot at the workplace. In addition, the program must get a translation version of it into the language of the employees and Arabic
In addition, the regulations require employers to provide appropriate safety devices. Devices that are going to prevent workers from being injured due to using machines and other instruments. They are going to follow any other protection methods offered by the labor laws and regulations of the country’s MOL.
Those working must follow instructions concerned with making sure they are protected from hazards and avoid doing anything that might impede the effective implementation of those instructions.
Increase in Productivity:
.To increase productivity, the Ministry wants to reduce occupational diseases and injuries and protect employees from accidents. Therefore, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has passed a new law requiring employers to keep their employees out of the sun between noon and 3 pm from June 15 to September 15.
Following occupational health and safety considerations, the regulation responds to the Ministry’s keen interest in protecting private-sector employees’ health and providing a safe working environment.
In addition to reducing occupational injuries and diseases, the Ministry will also provide employees with protection from accidents, increasing productivity in the process.