The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) to ban work under the sun from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for three months, citing a ministerial decision. starting Wednesday June 15. This ban will apply to all private sector establishments and companies until September 15, 2022.
He said that the amount of fines will increase depending on how many workers were involved in violating the midday ban. You can also be fined and closed the establishment permanently or for a maximum of 30 days.
Ban Work under the Sun from 12 PM to 3 PM
Ministerial order requires private sector companies to create a safe and healthy work environment for their employees and to protect them from heat stress and sunlight.
The spokesman stated that several governorates from certain provinces in the Kingdom are exempted by the midday ban on work. This is due to the temperature variations that occur in governorates and do not necessitate a work ban during the designated midday hours.
Al-Hammad stated that the decision is within the context of the ministry’s keenness and commitment
Midday work ban applies to workers in oil and gas companies as well as emergency maintenance workers. However, they must be protected from direct sunlight.
As the ministry seeks to create a safe work environment, it asked employers to arrange work hours and implement the decision.
It encouraged all to report any violation of the work ban order via the ministry’s customer support phone number 199911.
The ministry is seeking to reduce occupational injuries and diseases and protect employees from accidents, which will in turn increase productivity.