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Work Inspection

Q: What is the purpose of the Work Inspection Organ in Qatar?

As per the labour laws, a department unit named the "Work Inspection Organ" has been established to oversee how well worker protection laws are being followed throughout Qatar. It has branches in various areas of the country.

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Q: What authority do Work Inspectors have in Qatar?

The law explains that Work Inspectors are granted law enforcement officer authority regarding enforcing the law and its decisions, with the Attorney General's and the Minister's approval. They carry identification cards proving their authority and must show them to employers during inspections.

Q: What are the responsibilities of a work inspector as per the law in Qatar? 

1. Entering workplaces: They can enter workplaces during working hours (day or night) without notice to inspect records, documents related to workers, and ensure compliance with labor laws.

2. Taking samples and inspecting equipment: They can collect samples of materials used on-site, inspect machinery and equipment, and verify the availability of proper worker safety measures. They must notify the employer or representative about any samples taken.

3. Inspecting worker residences: They can inspect worker housing to ensure it meets required health standards.

4. Questioning employers and workers: They can question the employer, representative, or individual workers (with or without witnesses) about any matters related to enforcing this law.

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Q: What actions can Work Inspectors take in Qatar after conducting the inspection?

1. Provide advice and guidance: They can advise employers or representatives on how to fix violations of the law.

2. Issue notices of violation: They can notify employers to rectify violations, specifying the nature of the violation and a timeframe for fixing it.

3. Document violations and report them: They can prepare a report of violations and submit it to the labour Department for further action.