KUWAIT CITY: Authorities in Kuwait have imposed lightning inspections at workplaces to ensure compliance with restrictions on working outdoors during the day in the wake of the heatwave. The inspection was carried out at various work sites across the country under the auspices of the Occupational Safety Center under the Public Authority for Manpower.
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The Manpower Authority said it had found forty violations on the first day itself. An inspection team appointed by the Authority is inspecting the work sites using smart systems. The highest number of violations were reported in the construction sector, officials said. The inspection found that large-scale construction activities were taking place at controlled times in many places.
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Daytime working in open spaces is restricted to three months from June 1 to August 31. The Manpower Authority has advised workers not to work in open spaces from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The decision is based on the health and safety of the workers. The authority had warned that companies violating the law would be fined at least 100 dinars per worker. At the same time, the authorities said that employers are allowed to work longer hours in the morning or evening if necessary so as not to disrupt project activities due to restrictions.
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