The summer heat reaches its peak now and the temperatures can easily touch the mark of 40C in Qatar. To make sure you are stable in this heat, Qatar Meteorology Department (MET) has some advice.
— أرصاد قطر (@Qatar_Weather) May 2, 2017
Here are some tips:
Drink plenty of fluids.
Wear lightweight and light coloured clothes.
Don’t allow children alone in vehicle.
Avoid direct sunlight.
Take rest breaks while working outdoors.
However, the midday working ban are yet to be implemented in spite of increasing temperature. Earlier, the workers were allowed to break in the noon due to heat. The law states that labourers can only work a maximum of five hours outdoors in the morning and also cannot work in the sun between 11.30 am to 3pm.
The firms who fail to follow these will face the risk of shut down for a month by the authorities. It’s possible that Ramadan, which begins at the end of this month, will prompt employers to shorten days before mid-June.
Most of the companies shifted their working hours during night time last year during Ramadan. A few companies are still waiting for the government’s rules to take off.