Labour inspection policy and occupational safety and health systems in Qatar

The ILO supports the continuous efforts of the Government of Qatar to uphold workers health and safety. The joint programme of the ILO and the Ministry of Labour (MOL) provides policy and strategic advice to promote a culture of prevention on OSH by strengthening national institutional capacities and by encouraging and facilitating collaboration between relevant stakeholders. The proper application of labour legislation depends on an effective labour inspectorate. The MOL-ILO programme seeks to enhance the efficiency, quality and impact of labour inspection services in Qatar.
  1. Watch

    Working in Qatar: your employment contract

    11 November 2020

    Everyone who works in Qatar must have an employment contract, which states the rights and duties of both workers and employers. Whether you are still in your home country and you received an offer to move to Qatar, or if you are already in the country and planning on changing jobs, this short video gives you some tips on how to ensure you understand your employment contact and your rights are respected.

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    Working in Qatar: important documents to keep safe

    11 November 2020

    When working in Qatar, make sure take good care of important documents. This short video gives you some tips on how to keep safe your passport, your Qatar ID card, your ATM card, your employment contract and your heath card.

  3. Watch

    Working in Qatar: Understand your working hours & pay

    11 November 2020

    The standard working week in Qatar is 48 hours, or eight hours a day, six days a week. Watch this short animation to understand how your working hours, rest days, breaks and pay are calculated.

  4. Article

    Qatar issues a National Policy on Occupational Safety and Health to promote the right to safe and healthy workplaces

    07 October 2020

  5. Article

    Recent measures taken to strengthen wage protection in Qatar

    14 September 2020

  6. Article

    Targeted training for labour inspectors in Qatar on forced labour and human trafficking

    30 July 2020

  7. Article

    SMS campaign targets health and rights of domestic workers during COVID-19 crisis

    19 May 2020

    An SMS message campaign launched in Qatar is helping strengthen awareness amongst domestic workers and their employers on how to cope with the COVID-19 crisis.

  8. Press release

    Safety and health is everyone’s responsibility

    28 April 2020

    New animation highlights the role of government, employers and workers in making workplaces safe and healthy

  9. Qatar

    Safety & Health is everyone's responsibility

    28 April 2020

  10. Publication

    Your health and employment: key information for workers

    30 March 2020

    The following information has been developed for workers in Qatar by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs with the support of the ILO Project Office.